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May 15, 2014

The most segregated schools may not be in the states you'd expect

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WASHINGTON — The experience of segregation is about more than just exposure to people of different backgrounds.

For black and Latino students, poverty is tightly linked with segregation (when measured as being in a school with a 91 percent or greater minority population). For more than 8 in 10 black and Latino students in such highly segregated schools, more than 70 percent of their peers are poor.

But black and Latino students attending the least segregated schools - those with less than 10 percent minority populations - have a very different experience. Fewer than 1 in 10 of those black and Latino students is surrounded by such high rates poverty.

      

 

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