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Study Shows Rise in Southern Segregation Through Redrawn School Districts

Nicole Rojas
Sep 11, 2019 - 12:39
Study Shows Rise in Southern Segregation Through Redrawn School Districts

A newly published study in AERA Open, the journal of the American Education Research Association, revealed that new school districts in the South are contributing to the segregation of white students from Black and Latinx students.

From 2000 to 2017, seven counties across the South — particularly in Alabama, Louisiana, and Tennessee — created 18 new school districts. The study’s authors claim the creation and the redrafting of these district boundaries are linked to a pattern of “secession” — smaller districts seceding from larger...

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