The face of our nation is changing, and nowhere is the change more evident than in public school classrooms. Just consider this: Compared with the last century, we are increasingly aging and white on the one hand and young and multi-hued on the other. More and more of us were born in other nations, speak different languages, and carry different cultural traditions with us. Our family structures are changing—many of us marry older, many of us don’t marry at all. Some groups of us have many children and some groups have none or few.
via The United States of education: The changing demographics of the United States and their schools.