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Media Coverage of “E Pluribus… Separation” (9/25/2012)

“E Pluribus… Separation: Deepening Double Segregation for More Students,” as well as two smaller regional reports, “The Western States: Profound Diversity but Severe Segregation for Latino Students,” and “Southern Slippage: Growing School Segregation in the Most Desegregated Region of the Country,” report on the status of segregation in the nation's schools.

To read the original reports, view them in our K-12 research section. These 2012 reports analyze segregation trends in the nation’s public schools. The authors suggests a number of specific ways to reverse the trends toward deepening resegregation and educational inequalities.

October 2, 2012

September 25, 2012

  • MNN Post: How cities benefit from desegregated schools by Marlys Harris:
    "A new report  from the Civil Rights Project, a UCLA research group, shows that the nation's schools are still segregated. Some 80 percent of Latino kids and 74 percent of black children attend so-called majority-minority schools -- those that are over 50 percent non-white."

September 22, 2012

  • Washington Post: School segregation sharply increasing, studies show by Valerie Strauss:
    "New studies show increased levels of segregation in U.S. public schools that are so substantial that, the authors conclude, the country’s success as a multiracial society is at risk."
  • PressTV: Study: 'Apartheid' school segregation deepening in California, Texas and New York:
    "A full 15 percent of African American students and 14 percent of Latino students are attending America's "apartheid" schools, which have student bodies that are less than 1 percent white, according to a new study by the Civil Rights Project published on Wednesday."
  • Sun Sentinel: Wanted: Innovation to help black males in public schools by Douglas C. Lyons:
    "Broward County School Superintendent Robert Runcie wants to improve his district's academic performance by developing a new approach to reach a key segment of students — black males. It won't be easy —and not because educators don't know what to do. They do. The problem rests with a way of education that hasn't changed much in years."
  • State Impact: How Segregated Are Indiana Schools? by Kyle Stokes:
    "The average Indiana school’s student population is roughly three-quarters white, 10 percent black, 8 percent Hispanic, 4 percent “multiracial”, 1 percent Asian, and less than 1 percent American Indian."

September 21, 2012

  • Mercury News: Jory Steele: Governor can stop misguided discipline in California schools by Jory Steele:
    "Last year at Stockton's Edison High School, home to 2,098 students, school officials dished out a staggering 1,925 suspensions, an American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California investigation found. The numbers at Stagg High School in Stockton were no less shocking. At a campus of 1,754 students, officials levied 1,690 suspensions."

September 20, 2012

  • International Business Times: In Step Back, American Schools Are Deeply Segregated: Report by Jeremy B. White:
    "Racial integration in American schools has decreased over the last few decades, with black and Latino students becoming increasingly likely to be isolated from their white peers and enrolled in schools with high numbers of impoverished students.
  • New York Times: Segregation Prominent in Schools, Study Finds by Motoko Rich:
    'The United States is increasingly a multiracial society, with white students accounting for just over half of all students in public schools, down from four-fifths in 1970.'
    Reposted at Pittsgurgh Post-Gazette.
  • BET: Segregation Prominent in Schools, UCLA Study Finds By Jonathan P. Hicks:
    "Despite the movement of Black families to the suburbs in most parts of the country, school segregation remains very high for African-American students."
  • Chicago Magazine: Chicagoland Schools: For Blacks, the Most Segregated in the Country by Whet Moser:
    "One of the things that some folks learned during the strike, as I learned during a trip through the Capitol Fax comments, is the extremely low percentage of white students in Chicago Public Schools. It's not terribly unusual for big-city schools, but nine percent did come as a surprise to many, even people who follow politics and civic issues closely."
  • Press TV: Racial, class segregation dominant in US public schools:
    "A new report on US education has underlined persisting racial and class segregation in American public schools despite the country’s vast and still growing multiracial population."
  • Think Progress: STUDY: American Schools Still Largely Segregated On Racial, Economic Lines by Travis Waldron:
    "Nearly 60 years after American schools were desegregated by a landmark Supreme Court decision, they are still largely segregated along racial and socio-economic lines, an analysis of Department of Education found."
  • Education Week: Report Indicates Significant Re-Segregation of Public Schools by Kimberly Shannon:
    "The nation's public schools have experienced dramatic re-segregation over the past two decades, a trend that is "systematically linked to unequal educational opportunities" for minority students, according to a new report released Wednesday by the Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles at UCLA. In its latest in a series of reports analyzing segregation trends in public schools, "E Pluribus...Separation: Deepening Double Segregation for More Students," the organization used federal data from the 2009-2010 school year, in comparison to previous trends."
  • TheRoot: Too Many Black Kids in 'Apartheid Schools’ by Jenée Desmond-Harris:
    "The authors of a new Civil Rights Project report on education with findings about deepening segregation in American schools want to be clear about one thing: Simply sitting next to a white student does not guarantee better educational outcomes for students of color. Rather, they say, the research they've summarized shows that segregated schools are systematically linked to unequal educational opportunities as well as high dropout rates and fewer resources."
  • Huffington Post: American Schools Still Heavily Segregated By Race, Income: Civil Rights Project Report:
    "Minorities account for nearly half of the student population in America, and will likely become the majority within the next decade or two, but recent studies show that students across the country are still largely learning in segregated environments -- along both racial and economic lines."
  • Gotham Schools: "Rise & Shine: NYC schools among most segregated for Latinos" byPhilissa Kramer.
  • The Nation: What's Missing From the Chicago Strike Debate by Pedro Noguero:
    "Even though the Chicago teachers’ strike is now settled, the issues it raised will not go away anytime soon. Many of the reforms the teachers oppose—expanding charter schools, using test scores to evaluate teachers, closing “failing” schools—were introduced by then–Chicago Schools CEO Arne Duncan, now President Obama’s education secretary. In fact, these measures have largely been incorporated into federal policy under Obama’s Race to the Top (RTT) initiative."
  • AP: "New study by the Civil Rights Project at @UCLA finds deepening segregation in schools by poverty and race" by @cearmario (Christine Armario).

September 19, 2012

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