Report: Small but growing number of charter schools are ‘intentionally diverse’

Over the next few weeks, the organization will also release in-depth profiles of some of the “diverse-by-design” schools to highlight the practices they are using to achieve more integration.

An Associated Press analysis last year showed that “extreme racial isolation” is significantly more common in charter schools, and that as of the 2014-15 school year, the number of schools with minority enrollment over 99% was growing. “The resegregation has been blamed on the effects of charters and school choice, the lapse of court-ordered desegregation plans in many cities, and housing and economic trends,” according to a Chicago Tribune story.

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