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Lawyers Committee on Civil Rights Calls for “Better Use of Information” to Challenge Segregation

When you collect data it can lead to unsettling findings… which is why the NRA doesn’t want any data collected about gun violence… Maybe the “reformers” will want to stop collecting information that leads to the conclusion that their ideas aren’t working… or maybe they’ll keep diverting our attention away from those findings by coming up with yet another “grassroots” organization or “think tank” that supports their agenda…

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Comment: More than information is needed to combat growing segregation. But information is a good start.

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Rebecca Sturtevant
Communications Officer
(202) 662-8347
(202) 257-7918 (cell)
rsturtevant@lawyerscommittee.org

Lawyers’ Committee Supports Call for Better Use of Information to Challenge Increasing Racial and Socioeconomic Segregation in Schools

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 17, 2016 – Today, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released an important report confirming that residential segregation continues to contribute to racial and socioeconomic segregation in our public schools. The GAO was asked to examine changes in student racial isolation or integration in schools over time and concluded that data from the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) shows that “race and poverty continue to be a driver for inequities in education.” Over time, there has been a large increase in schools that are the most isolated by poverty and race. Between the 2000-01 and 2013-14 school years, racial and socioeconomic…

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