The Case for Investing in America’s Hispanic Young Children

September 01, 2015

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The Workforce and Customer Base of Tomorrow


Hispanic children are the fastest growing group of children in the United States. By 2050, Hispanic children are projected to grow from one-quarter of the U.S. child population to more than one-third, which will be equal to the number of non-Hispanic White children. The overwhelming majority of Hispanic children in the U.S. today — 93 percent — were born here and are U.S. citizens. These children will grow to become the workforce—and the customer base — of tomorrow’s economy. These children have considerable assets — strong families, bilingualism, biculturalism, facility with digital media — which are important building blocks for them future workforce. Smart, proven investments in our youngest Hispanic learners are critical to protecting our nation’s competitive edge in a global marketplace.

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