According a report released by the U.S. General Accountability Office, more than a third of public-school students attend learning environments that are racially segregated.
For the study, Common Core data was examined associated with the House Committee on Education and Labor.
“About 18.5 million students in 2020-2021 went to schools that were predominantly same-race or same-ethnicity schools—that is, schools where 75% or more of students were of a single race or ethnicity,” the report showed.
“About 14% of students attended schools where 90% or more of the student population was of a single race or ethnicity. School boundaries matter: About 13,500 schools that qualified as predominantly same-race/ethnicity were located within 10 miles of another such school of a different race/ethnicity.”
The study involved 10 years of Education Department data.