POLITICS/EDUCATION: New report, UCLA (The Civil Rights Project), segregation, Latino students in California: "California's Latino students among the most segregated in the country, says UCLA report" ....
* Daily News: "California's Latino students among the most segregated in the country, says UCLA report" - From the DN:
More than half of Latino students in California attend “intensely segregated” K-12 schools, or those that have a white population of 10 percent or less, according to a new report by The Civil Rights Project at UCLA.
That figure of 51 percent is the second highest in the United States and well above western and national averages, according to “Segregating California’s Future: Inequality and its Alternative 60 Years After Brown v. Board of Education.” While African-American students were far more segregated here than Latinos during the civil rights era, Latino segregation has grown rapidly and is now “very high” as well.
Meanwhile, thirty-nine percent of blacks in the state attend schools with a white population of 10 percent or less.
“What we’ve seen for Latinos is an incredible increase in isolation from white and Asian students and an extremely high exposure to poverty,” said Gary Orfield, co-director of The Civil Rights Project at UCLA and co-author of the study. “We also see a significant exposure to linguistic segregation, which we call triple segregation (after race and income levels.) It’s gotten much worse.”
In fact, the state has seen a dramatic increase in the segregation of Latinos. . . . . . . .
The most segregated large school districts in the state are in the Los Angeles-Inland Empire region, while the most integrated are in the Sacramento and Fresno areas. The study found that housing segregation was a primary cause of school segregation.......................................