In the news: Are immigrant students unduly consuming education resources?


Meghan Krein

Margarita Pivovarova, assistant professor, and Jeanne Powers, associate professor, say that given the increasing polarization surrounding immigration, which has occurred in the context of persistent and growing socioeconomic inequality in the United States, it’s critical to understand the possible influences of immigrants on U.S. schools. According to their research, immigrants and their children are one of the fastest-growing demographic groups, comprising 26% of the U.S. population in 2015. 

Little is known about how immigrants affect schools and U.S. students. Pivovarova and Powers researched the topic. Read their findings on The Brookings Institution’s Brown Center Chalkboard blog.