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What is school segregation?

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What is school segregation?

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2 minutes
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6-10 years

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Children notice and experience the world around them. This group of 5th graders share their reflections and observations about modern-day school segregation and its links to race, language, and class. It is important that White parents are also equipping their children to observe and reflect on their neighborhoods and how segregation affects their learning.

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Kids Talk About Segregation Today

It’s been 62 years since Brown v. Board of Education, but the percentage of racially segregated schools in the United States has been growing steadily over the past 15 years. New York has the most segregated schools in the country. This video talks to Bronx 5th graders about what segregation looks like today.

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