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GAO study: Segregation worsening in US schools

from USA Today

America's public schools — 62 years after the Supreme Court's historic Brown v. Board of Education decision — are increasingly segregated by race and class, according to new findings by Congress' watchdog agency that echo what advocates for low-income and minority students have said for years. U.S. Government Accountability Office investigators found that from the 2000-2001 to the 2013-2014 school year, both the percentage of K-12 public schools in high-poverty and the percentage comprised of mostly African-American or Hispanic students grew significantly, more than doubling, from 7,009 schools to 15,089 schools. The percentage of all schools with so-called racial or socio-economic isolation grew from 9 percent to 16 percent. more


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