Government Report: School ‘Segregation’ Increasing As Country Becomes Less White

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a new report declaring American schools as more racially and economically segregated, with more and more schools becoming almost entirely poor and non-white.

The report, released 64 years to the day after the Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision, found that in the 2013-14 school year, 16 percent of public schools had a population that was both over 75 percent low-income and over 75 percent black or Hispanic. That’s a big increase from the 2000-01 school year, when only nine percent of public schools had these demographics.

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