American Schools Still Largely Segregated


Most Latino students study in racially-isolated classrooms, according to a new study from the U.S. Department of Education. Eighty percent of Latino students and 74 percent of black students are in schools where the majority of students are not white.
Minorities make up almost half of the student population in America, and are poised to become the majority within the next 20 year. Recent studies show that students in the U.S. are still learning in segregated environments divided along racial and economic lines, according to a recent article in the Huffington Post.
The report was released by the Civil Rights Project at the University of California, Los Angeles, and found that the average Latino or black student goes to schools where low-income students make up for almost twice the proportion of poor students than the average white or Asian student.
California, New York and Texas have the most segregated environments for Latino students, according to the report. In comparison, white students tend to go to schools where about 75 percent of all students are white.
The report suggests implementing laws that encourage integration and integration regulations to reverse the trend of “resegregation.”
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