Creating Equitable Student Outcomes: How Housing and Education Policy are Intertwined

2017
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Summary
This report examines how segregation in education and housing prevents children across socioeconomic and racial/ethnic backgrounds from achieving the greatest possible academic success. It details the ways in which the United States has tried over the years to address disparities in academic achievement, and how housing policies and practices remain connected to those efforts.
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Both the housing and education sectors have historically struggled with racial equity, disparate quality, access to opportunity and economic mobility and unequal outcomes among people of different racial and economic backgrounds. Segregation continues to be a factor in the United States today, preventing millions of students access to a good education.

This report examines how segregation in education and housing prevents children across socioeconomic and racial/ethnic backgrounds from achieving the greatest possible academic success. It details the ways in which the United States has tried over the years to address disparities in academic achievement, and how housing policies and practices remain connected to those efforts.

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