New York State’s Extreme School Segregation: Inequality, Inaction and a Damaged Future
Authors: John Kucsera, Foreword by Gary Orfield
Date Published: March 26, 2014
New York has the most segregated schools in the country: in 2009, black and Latino students in the state had the highest concentration in intensely-segregated public schools (less than 10% white enrollment), the lowest exposure to white students, and the most uneven distribution with white students across schools. Heavily impacting these state rankings is New York City, home to the largest and one of the most segregated public school systems in the nation.