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Tough Choices Facing Florida's Governments

Authors: Gary Orfield and Jongyeon Ee for the LeRoy Collins Institute, Florida State University
Date Published: September 27, 2017

Commissioned by the Leroy Collins Institute at Florida State University, the research examines enrollment trends and racial proportion changes in the states’ public and charter schools and charts segregation trends at the state level over time. In doing so, the report makes clear the trend toward the re-segregation of Florida schools and provides a context for Florida’s school segregation, including the impact of U.S. Supreme Court decisions and trends in school accountability and choice.
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Patterns of Resegregation in Florida's Schools


In the years following the landmark 1954 Brown v Board of Education ruling and the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the state of Florida made significant progress toward the desegregation of its public schools. With the leadership of Governor Leroy Collins and others, the level of desegregation achieved in Florida was among the highest in the country and the impact of the plans endured for decades.


This new research prepared for the Leroy Collins Institute at Florida State University finds that dramatic changes in enrollment, and court rulings and policy changes in recent decades have undercut desegregation efforts in Florida, leaving black and Latino students increasingly segregated in racially and economically isolated schools. The trend toward school segregation in Florida has increased and is more complex than 50 years ago.  


The report is attached.


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