New Report Shows Rising Segregation in Schools

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A new report has found that segregation in public schools has been on the rise for the past few decades.

The report titled “Harming Our Common Future: America’s Segregated Schools 65 Years after Brown” was released on May 10. The study, conducted by the Civil Rights Project at UCLA with the Center for Education and Civil Rights at Pennsylvania State University, found that the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act led to increased desegregation for Black students, but segregation began to increase again in the 1990s. The findings of the report come 65 years after the Supreme Court’s decision in Brown v. Board of Education, which declared racial segregation in public schools to be unconstitutional.

“These trends matter for students, and for communities whose futures are determined by how the public schools prepare their students for a diverse future. Research shows that segregation has strong, negative relationships with the achievement,…

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