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CT Makes List of Most Segregated School Districts in Nation


A recent report by EdBuild titled Fault Lines created an algorithm to determine the 50 most economically segregated school boundaries in the nation. While the majority of segregated boundaries were outside the northeast, the border between the Hartford and South Windsor, CT school districts ranked number 43 on the list.

The authors note that the 1974 case of Milliken v. Bradley, not Brown v. Board of Education, was the most influential ruling on educational equity in the country. The decision ruled that school desegregation strategies cannot be enforced across school district lines, which has led to rampant segregation along these borders.

The report identified and analyzed the differences in poverty, property value, median household income, etc. between each bordering U.S. school district.

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