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Paul Reville: Resegregated Schools Are A Reflection Of A Divided City

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Boston is the latest city facing resegregation in its public school system, which experts fear will worsen existing racial and economic inequalities.

A new report in the Boston Globe alleges that 60 percent of the city's schools qualify as "intensely segregated," meaning that 90 percent of its seats are filled by students of color. That number is up from twenty years ago, when 42 percent of the city's schools were intensely segregated.