America’s public schools are increasingly segregated by race and economic class, 62 years after the Supreme Court's landmark Brown v. Board of Education ruling, according to a report published by the Government Accountability Office Tuesday.
The GAO found the number of Black and Latino students enrolled in impoverished K-12 public schools increased 11 percent between 2001 and 2014, NBC News reported.
These schools were found have a poverty-stricken population, with 75 to 100 percent of students eleigible for price-reduced lunch. Such schools were found to offer disproportionately fewer math, science and college-prep courses and had higher rates of students who were held back in ninth grade, suspended or expelled.
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The report also claims magnet schools with open enrollment did not accept minority students in order to maintain an even ratio of white and minority students.