A review of recent data by the United States Census Department indicates that a greater percentage of African-American school-aged children are in school than the percentage of white students in comparable age groups.
The review of the data, published by the Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, reveals that there were nearly 12 million African-American students enrolled at all levels of education.
That represented 31.4 percent of the national Black population over the age of three. That compares with slightly less than 23 percent of the white population of school-aged students over three. (BET)