New York state has the most segregated public schools in the nation, UCLA researchers said Wednesday.
And within the state, New York City schools are among the most segregated.
Nearly 30 percent of the state’s public schools had minority enrollments of 90 percent or more, even though 51 percent of the state’s students were white in the 2010-2011 school year covered by the report.
In New York City, the percentage of white students dropped from 21.3 percent in 1989-90 to 14.5 percent in 2010-11, the researchers said.
In 19 of the city’s 32 community school districts, minorities comprised at least 90 percent of the student population.