School segregation persists in the US, as a study from the University of California shows:
[A]cross the country [i.e. the United States], 43 percent of Latino students and 38 percent of black students go to schools where fewer than 10 percent of their classmates are white, and more than one in seven black and Latino students attend schools where less than 1 percent of their classmates are white. The report also noted that schools with high-minority populations usually have low-income populations, making the schools economically homogeneous as well. (Quinlan)
What the report suggests is that there are differences of the degree of segregation:
Northern states such as Michigan, New York and Illinois tend to have the most segregated schools for black students. California, New York and Texas have the most segregated schools for Latino students. (Quinlan)
The study concludes with the notion of Kahlenberg, senior fellow at The Century Foundation, who states that “[i]t isn’t the racial mix per se that drives the student achievements, it’s the socioeconomic mix, so I’m not saying majority minority schools can’t be successful but that all students are do better when there’s an economic mix than when there is a high concentration of poverty” (Quinlan).
Quinlan, Casey. “School Segregation Is Much Bigger Than a Few Schools in The South.” ThinkProgress. 4 June 2015. Web. 7 June 2015.