U.S. schools became more segregated in 1990s, study says

July 18, 2001
Researchers found that much of the progress for black students since the 1960s was eliminated during the 1990s, which brought three Supreme Court decisions limiting desegregation remedies.

Almost a half century after the U.S. Supreme Court concluded that school segregation was unconstitutional, a new study from The Civil Rights Project of Harvard University shows that segregation continued to intensify throughout the 1990s.

The entire report, "Schools More Separate: Consequences of a Decade of Resegregation." (54 pages in PDF format--requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.)

The report's executive summary.

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