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Black, Latino Students Continue to Fall Behind White, Asian Counterparts

November 05, 2015 07:15 PM
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White and Asian students in the United States continue to out-perform their black and Latino and counterparts nationwide, according to the latest national assessment of what students know and can do in various subject areas. This achievement gap has been plaguing the nation for decades and is further complicated by the changing demographics of the student population. Elizabeth Lee examines the causes of this gap from Los Angeles, one of the most diverse cities in the country.