May 31, 2024 12:39 pm

New Data Shows Charter Schools Increase Segregation

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By Carol Burris

As we approach the seventieth anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, a crucial question arises: Why are our nation’s schools experiencing increased segregation despite progress in neighborhood integration? A new study by Sean Reardon of Stanford University and Ann Owens of the University of Southern California provides a startling answer—more than half of the blame is due to the expansion of charter schools.

You can read Carol’s piece in The Progressive Magazine here.