Federal Fair Housing Data Can Tell Us about Access to Quality Schools

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Aug 22, 2018
Ruth Gourevitch for How Housing Matters
Because many children attend elementary schools in their own neighborhood, a child’s access to high-quality schools is dependent on where they grow up. Racial residential and school segregation, along with policies and practices that inequitably distribute resources across neighborhoods and schools, have created a system in which students of color often lack access to high-quality schools compared with white students residing in the same region.