Boston: We’re Number . . . Whatever In Segregated Schools!

From our Why the New York Times Is a Great (Local) Newspaper desk:

Monumental takeout on New York’s public-school system in Sunday’s New York Times.

Nut graf:

In the broad resegregation of the nation’s schools that has transpired over recent decades, New York’s public-school system looms as one of the most segregated. While the city’s public-school population looks diverse — 40.3 percent Hispanic, 32 percent black, 14.9 percent white and 13.7 percent Asian — many of its schools are nothing of the sort.

About 650 of the nearly 1,700 schools in the system have populations that are 70 percent a single race, a New York Times analysis of schools data for the 2009-10 school year found; more than half the city’s schools are at least 90 percent black and Hispanic.

Helpful chart:

Notice anything?

Boston schools are nowhere in sight!

Then again there’s this.

So let’s not do any victory dancing just yet.

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1 Response to Boston: We’re Number . . . Whatever In Segregated Schools!

  1. Andre Mayer says:

    These are BIG districts. Boston, by national standards, is not. Jacksonville (Duval County) has more than twice Boston’s enrollment.

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