Thursday, March 27, 2014

The Persistence of Segregation

A recent study by UCLA looked into the degree to which segregation persists in the various states.  Surprisingly, according to their data, the states with the most segregated public schools were New York, Illinois, Michigan, and California.  This is astonishing' especially when no Southern state came close to the degrees of segregation that those states apparently have.

In some schools in those states, African-American or Latino children were in classes with nary a white child.

Clearly, the United States still has a far piece to go when it comes to ending segregation and promoting a more diverse school system, with equal opportunities for all.  Perhaps some school boards need to do some soul searching into why it is the case for them, and how they might do better.

1 comment:

  1. Very likely this is the product of neighborhood segregation.