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Segregation Still Exists In Texas Schools

Jan 2, 2019

More than 1 million black and Hispanics students in Texas learn in classrooms with few to no white peers.

In 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court declared school segregation unconstitutional. The Texas Tribune's recent education series "Dis-Integration" looks into how, more than 60 years later, racial segregation in schools is still impacting students across Texas, including in San Antonio and Edgewood ISDs.

What legal and policy decisions have affected the status quo in Texas schools? In what ways do demographic changes play into opportunity gaps across the state? How are local schools encouraging equity and better educational outcomes?

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This interview aired on Thursday, January 3, 2018.