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Balancing Act: Schools, Neighborhoods, and Racial Imbalance

November 20, 2017
60 years after Brown v. Board of Education, how racially balanced are America’s public schools?

The Brookings Institution

In “Balancing Act: Schools, Neighborhoods, and Racial Imbalance,” Grover J. “Russ” Whitehurst, Richard V. Reeves, Nathan Joo, and Pete Rodrigue examine the share of white, black, and Hispanic students at 86,109 public schools—both traditional and charters—across the country and identify schools whose racial imbalance with respect to their surrounding neighborhoods makes them ‘outliers’ within their states.
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