Report: Florida Schools Beginning To Re-Segregate

Sep 27, 2017

Credit Leroy Collins Institute

Florida schools are beginning to re-segregate by race and income, that’s according to a new public policy report. Highly segregated schools are found in metropolitan urban areas of Florida, with the highest concentration in Miami. The study is from the Leroy Collins Center. And co-author Gary Orfield says schools with more minority students are getting fewer resources.

“The typical black or Latino student in Florida now, is in a school that is about, 70 percent poor kid," he said. "That has a huge relationship with educational processes.”

Hispanic children are now the majority population in the state’s public schools. White enrollment has decreased to 40 percent. Orfield says the quality of education will affect student discipline, success in college and drop-out rates.