Student Achievement is More than Academic: Racial Segregation Across Schools
Racial Segregation Impedes Achievement. The Supreme Court knew that in 1954, when they found that racially segregated schools inherently deprive specific students the best opportunities to learn. Today, however, almost two-thirds of African-American children still go to schools that are “majority minority,” and about 4 of ten sit in classrooms that are 90 to 100 percent minority. Latino students are the most segregated students of color in the country, with more than three-quarters attending majority-minority schools; many Latino students live and go to school in such highly-segregated communities that they have very little exposure to English.
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