Segregation In Mass. Schools Among Worst

A new study shows that public schools in Boston and Springfield are among the most racially segregated in the nation.

The Northeastern University report found that of the 100 large metropolitan area school systems it examined, Springfield ranked second behind Los Angeles for the most segregated for Latino students, while Boston ranked fourth in the same category.

When it came to the segregation of black students, Springfield was ninth and Boston was 28th.

The report scheduled for release Monday found that the way school districts have traditionally been set up tends to isolate minority students at underperforming schools.

The study's authors tell The Boston Globe that metropolitan areas in the Northeast and Midwest dominated the rankings.

This program aired on September 20, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.


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