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Study: NYC Remains Most Racially Segregated Public School System in Country

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A new study has found that New York City remains the most racially segregated public school system in the country.

The findings, published by the Civil Rights Project at UCLA, showed that a majority of the city's black and Latino students have no white classmates at all.

Additionally, more than three-quarters of charter schools have less than 1 percent white enrollment.

The researchers said that this kind of segregation often keeps the poorest students in the most poorly funded schools.

One of the study's lead authors said that that in his 30-plus years studying education in America, New York State has consistently had the most segregated schools in the U.S.

City and state education officials said that they understand the importance of a diverse classroom.

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