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April 1, 2019
Vol. 76
No. 7

Numbers of Note / Resegregation of Schools?

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The percentage of U.S. black students (and Latinx students) who attend a school with 75 percent or more minority enrollment is increasing.
Percentage of black youth who attended a majority-minority school
     2004 = 52%
     2014 = 57%
Percentage of Latinx youth who attended a majority-minority school
     2004 = 58%
     2014 = 60%
Sources: NCES study: The Condition of Education 2017, Chapter 2 (https://nces.ed.gov/programs/coe/pdf/coe_cge.pdf) and 2016 Government Accounting Office study: Better Use of Information Could Help Agencies Identify Disparities and Address Racial Discrimination (www.gao.gov/products/GAO-16-345).

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