Where are America’s most economically segregated schools?

School systems in Detroit and its neighbor, Grosse Pointe, Mich., are the most economically disparate adjacent school districts in the country, according to a new report from EdBuild, an educational funding reform nonprofit.

Looking at every school district in the country, compared with the other districts it borders, “Fault Lines: America’s Most Segregating School District Borders,” shows that while 49.2 percent of Detroit’s school-age residents live in poverty, only 6.5 percent of their peers in neighboring Grosse Pointe live below the poverty line.

The problem goes beyond segregation itself: given American schools’ reliance on local property taxes for funding, such disparate incomes are reflected in disparate opportunities for children in nearby districts. READ MORE.

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