It’s been nearly 60 years since Brown v. Board of Education put the final nail in the coffin of legal segregation and Congress mandated forced integration. But even though Jim Crow is long gone, integration is not necessarily the norm all across the country. Today there is “de facto segregation” in schools, and it is not just a black and white issue.
In California, Texas and New York, more than half of Latino students attend schools that are 90% minority or more. But even in places you would not expect, you will find segregated Latino schools.
Lyman Hall Elementary School in Gainesville, Georgia, has a student population that is 98% Latino. Latino USA delves into why teachers and administrators differ in opinion on how to serve the students and we follow three generations of one family that all went through the elementary school.
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