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Why Segreg Matters

Why Segreg Matters

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Why Segregation Matters: Povertyand Educational Inequality
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Gary Orfield and Chungmei LeeJanuary 2005
 
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Acknowledgements
 The authors would like to thank Nancy Mcardle, John Yun at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Stella Flores, and Al Kauffman for their important insights andcontributions. We would also like to thank Lori Kelley for her invaluable assistance withthis report. A special thanks to Jerry Monde, Jennifer Blatz, and Sofia Jarrin-Thomas for their technical contributions. Finally, we would also like to acknowledge Christopher Swanson at the Urban Institute for his help in this project.
 
 
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Table of ContentsPageIntroduction………………………………………………………………… 4Poverty Segregation and Racial Inequality………………………………. 10The Poverty Dimension in Segregation……………………………………. 14a. National Trends……………………………………………………. 17b. Regional Trends…………………………………………………… 22i. Western Schools…………………………………… 22ii. Southern Schools…………………………………… 25iii. Northeast…………………………………………… 27iv. Midwestern………………………………………… 30v. Border States………………………………………. 33Dropouts…………………………………………………………………… 36Case for Desegragation…………………………………………………… 40Policy Recommendations…………………………………………………. 43Appendix…………………………………………………………………… 44

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