Education Report Roundup

Minority Students

By Kevin Bushweller — September 13, 2005 1 min read

More information on the study “School Resegregation: Must the South Turn Back?” is available from the Civil Rights Project at Harvard University.

More than 70 percent of African-American and Latino students in Southern states attend predominantly minority schools, concludes a study released last week by the Civil Rights Project at Harvard University.

The study suggests that the data signal a trend backward to the 1960s, before widespread busing helped integrate public schools. Even states like Florida, North Carolina, and Delaware—where stable metropolitan desegregation plans existed for three decades—are experiencing the trend, according to the report.

A version of this article appeared in the September 14, 2005 edition of Education Week