Millions of black students attend public schools that are highly segregated by race and by income

Reed Jordan of the Urban Institute reports on the high degree of exposure of African Americans to poverty, the result of centuries of discriminatory housing practices.  One result is a concentration of black students in high poverty schools.  He says, “The  effects of exposure to concentrated poverty are large and long-lived and should be of concern to all institutions and systems responsible for the livelihood of black children.”

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