‘Apartheid’ schools on the rise in N.J., study says

Kelly Heyboer:

The percentage of New Jersey students attending “apartheid schools” — where only between 0 and 1 percent of the pupils are white — has nearly doubled from 4.8 percent to 8.3 percent since 1989, the report concluded.

“This report shows that New Jersey has moved another substantial step toward a segregated future with no racial majority but severe racial stratification and division,” said Gary Orfield, one of the report’s authors and co-director of UCLA’s Civil Rights Project.

New Jersey ranks as the sixth most segregated state in the nation for black students and the seventh most segregated for Latino students, the report said.

Related: Madison recently expanded its least diverse schools.