Federal Fair Housing Data Can Tell Us about Access to Quality Schools

Aug 22, 2018
Ruth Gourevitch for How Housing Matters
Because many children attend elementary schools in their own neighborhood, a child’s access to high-quality schools is dependent on where they grow up. Racial residential and school segregation, along with policies and practices that inequitably distribute resources across neighborhoods and schools, have created a system in which students of color often lack access to high-quality schools compared with white students residing in the same region.
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