Re-segregation in schools

Of course, we cannot have segregation by law, but we can by residential living patterns (and a court and political system that has stepped away from any efforts to create integration despite residential patterns– great TAL on this recently).  Unfortunately, our schools are become more not less segregated.  Here’s a graph from a Pew report on changing education demographics:

Enrollment at Majority-Minority Schools

Oh, and that 17% of white kids in majority-minority schools?  That applies to 2 of the 3 school-age Greene kids.

About Steve Greene
Professor of Political Science at NC State http://faculty.chass.ncsu.edu/shgreene

One Response to Re-segregation in schools

  1. ohwilleke says:

    In Denver, school choice has a significant resegregating effect, notably not just with white and Asians moving to schools with few Hispanics and blacks, but also with many blacks moving to one of a handful of well regarding majority black schools. (Hispanics are much less likely to utilize school choice in Denver than whites, Asians or blacks).

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