By Andrew Pillow
Much has been made about school segregation. Most of the conversation has been centered around the schools themselves. However recent studies suggest that even within integrated schools, segregation still persists.
“Howard County is the most integrated school district in the region, according to the Maryland Equity Project of the University of Maryland. Children of different races — especially those who are black and white — are more likely to sit next to each other in Howard than almost anywhere else in the state.
But within that diversity, school leaders have uncovered a de facto system of segregation.
Enrollment data obtained by The Baltimore Sun through a public records request shows that the district’s advanced classes — honors, gifted and talented, and AP — are disproportionately white, while the regular and remedial classes are disproportionately black.”
School segregation has been a hot button issue recently. According to the article that conversation needs to include discussions on classroom diversity as opposed to simply school diversity.
Read more here. (Baltimore Sun)