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‘It is kind of crushing:’ Southwest Denver projected to lose nearly 2,000 students

Article CAIRCO note: 
Denver Post related article quote: Southwest Denver, home to more elementary school children than any other part of the city, is expected to be the hardest hit
Article author: 
Melanie Asmar
Article publisher: 
Chalkbeat Colorado
Article date: 
January 6, 2018
Article category: 
Colorado News
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[...] In the past, it was common for students to have a sibling in every grade from kindergarten to fifth...

Parents are dissuaded from having more, she said, because of tight budgets  or the fear they’ll be deported and have to leave their kids ...

But fewer kids in southwest Denver means the pool of potential students is drying up.

“We need families,” Nelson said ...

 


CAIRCO Research

The Elephant in the Classroom: Mass Immigration's Impact on Public Education-What Every Parent and Taxpayer Should Know About Immigration and the Public Education Crisis, Federation for American Immigration Reform, September 2016

[Note] Colorado - $10,018 annually for each Limited English Proficiency (LEP) student.