The 74 Million: Secessions Have Heightened the Racial Divide Between Southern School Districts, New Research Shows

 
 

The 74 Million: The recent and highly publicized trend of school district secessions has contributed to racial segregation between school districts, according to a new study published in the journal of the AERA. Following a community’s decision to secede, segregation along district lines has increased between white and nonwhite students in several counties in the American South, the authors find.