from The Texas Tribune, by Ross Ramsey, 7/13/15 –
Texas has more kids in public school than 28 states have residents.
The student population here — 5.1 million — is in the same ballpark as the total population of Colorado.
And you can see the state’s near future in the latest numbers from the Texas Education Agency: 51.8 percent Hispanic, 29.4 percent Anglo, 12.7 percent African-American, 3.7 percent Asian.
That syncs up with recent numbers from the Office of the State Demographer, which says Hispanics will outnumber Anglos by 2020 — that’s five years from now — and will account for more than half of the state’s population by 2042.