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Brown at 62: School Segregation by Race, Poverty and State

Date Published: May 16, 2016
This research brief shows how intensifying segregation interacts with a dramatic increase in concentrated poverty in our schools, escalating the educational harm.

For Immediate Release

May 16, 2016

Contact: CRP Office crp@ucla.edu

Los Angeles--The Civil Rights Project today reported on the dramatic increase of double segregation by both race and poverty for the nation's schools. The 62nd anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision arrives without any major policy initiatives to mitigate the spread of deepening segregation following a serious of negative Supreme Court decisions. The new research brief, BROWN AT 62: SCHOOL SEGREGATION BY RACE, POVERTY AND STATE, shows how intensifying segregation interacts with a dramatic increase in concentrated poverty in our schools, escalating the educational harm. It also indicates that New York and California show the worst levels of segregation for blacks and Latinos respectively. Authors Gary Orfield, Jongyeon Ee, Erica Frankenberg, and Genevieve Siegel-Hawley draw this research brief from ongoing research, which will be published as a much broader study of school segregation in September 2016.  Today‚Äôs report praises some modest recent steps by the Obama Administration and calls for more decisive actions.

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