No Room to Learn: Immigration and School Overcrowding (2002)
November 25, 2002
The overcrowding crisis in American schools is directly attributable to high immigration:
- Without school-age immigrants and the children of immigrants, school enrollment would not have risen at all during the past decade.
- One in every five students has an immigrant parent. One-quarter of these children were foreign-born themselves.
- Immigration will account for 96 percent of the future increase in the school-age population over the next 50 years.
- If immigration continues at current rates, efforts to reduce class size and ease overcrowding will be doomed to failure.
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