Saturday, March 01, 2008

Demographics Change in Charles Co. Schools

From WTOP News...

Black students are expected to become the majority demographic group in Charles County's public school system this year.

School officials say the number of black students in the county surpassed the number of white students for the first time last year, and the number probably will rise above 50 percent this year.

Over the past decade, the school system has increased from about 20,000 to 27,000 students. The number of white students dropped by about 3,000 during that period, while the number of black students has more than doubled.

The school system is mirroring population changes in the county.

Charles County now has the fastest-growing black population of any large county in the nation except the Atlanta suburbs.

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