Racial Segregation Is Increasing Among School Districts Because of Economics

A newly formed and different pattern of America’s signature brand of societal inequality has been on the rise since the beginning of the so-called Great Recession, which started in December of 2007.

In recent history, an online newsletter published regularly by the Brookings Institute called the Brown Center Chalkboard offered a report titled Growing Economic Segregation Among School Districts and Schools. This report discussed the findings of a study conducted by three researchers from three prominent American universities.

A four-volume working paper based on this study titled Trends In Economic School Segregation: 1970 to 2010was written by Ann OwensSean F. Reardon, and Christopher Jencks. Owens is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Spatial Sciences at the University of Southern California.

Reardon is a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Economic Policy Research at Stanford University. Jencks is the Malcolm Wiener Professor of Social Policy in the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. These three social scientists found that the racial segregation happening in school districts today comes down to one thing: Money.

You can read this full report here at TheBlackHomeSchool.com.

 

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