It has been six decades since the Supreme Court outlawed separating students by race and unfortunately, stubborn disparities persist in the education of poor, minority children. Recently, reports conducted by the Government Accountability Office found an increase in segregation of African American and Hispanic students living in high-poverty neighborhoods and enrolled in public schools.
Schools examined offered fewer resources, including classes such as maths, sciences and college prep classes. These schools also have heightened rates of students who were held back, face concurrent suspensions and even high numbers of expulsions.
Representative Bobby Scott of Virginia said, “"Segregation in public K-12 schools isn't getting better. …show more content…
Board of Education, which desegregated all public schools. The report proves that the most relevant link between children and education excellence is race and poverty level.
The report shows that states all over America are affected by this segregation. From Maryland to California, disparities are easily seen inside the walls of public schools. Also noted, a triple-segregation in public schools involving Hispanic students exists. The language barrier, race, and poverty levels force these students out of the mainstream school system at even faster rates.
The major issue behind this trend is money. President Barack Obama has urged for more funding and grants in public schools, but with the current state of the economy has not been as successful as he had hoped for.
According to the article, public schools are facing serious issues with segregation and insufficient funding for students of low-income families and of black or Hispanic race. Unfortunately for Poppyn, these disparities and increased segregation fall right in line with issues already presented to our group during our session with the students of