School Segregation Is Up

Black and Latino children flood public schools, risk receiving "separate and inferior" educations
By Max Brallier,  Newser User
Posted Aug 30, 2007 7:39 AM CDT

US public schools are more and more divided by race, a trend likely to continue thanks to a June Supreme Court ruling forbidding most local integration efforts, Reuters reports. Many black and Latino children, who now make up 43% of the population, are receiving what a leading civil rights research center calls "separate and inferior" educations as a result.

"Resegregation ... is continuing to grow in all parts of the country for both African Americans and Latinos and is accelerating the most rapidly in the only region that had been highly desegregated—the South," says a report from the Civil Rights Project of the University of California in Los Angeles. The trend undermines the education of non-white students and will negatively impact the economy, the report concludes. (More Segregation stories.)

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