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Document Number: 6543

As America Becomes More Diverse: The Impact of State Higher Education Inequality - The growing immigrant and "minority" populations in most states are the key to future economic and workforce development. It is estimated that the proportion of minority workers in the U.S. will rise to 37% by 2020, while the proportion of white workers will drop to 63%. This report argues that unless states do a better job of producing graduates of color, the income levels of American workers will drop over the next 15 years, putting the U.S. at a competitive disadvantage when compared to other nations. Demographic projections and examinations of the achievement gap between white and minority workers are included as part of the report. (Patrick Kelly, National Center for Higher Education, November 2005)...

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