*The federal government released a statistical portrait of the nation’s over 16,000 public schools last Thursday and among its most disturbing findings was that “economic segregation is on the rise.”

This means that more and more poor students are being concentrated in schools with high levels of poverty while students from middle class and upper income families are increasingly going to school with one another.

Analyzing the report, Richard Kahlenberg explained that “separation of rich and poor is the fountainhead of inequality.

High-poverty schools get the worse teachers … are more chaotic and have lower levels of parental involvement – all of which translate into lower levels of achievement.”

Kahlenberg is a senior fellow at The Century Foundation – a public policy research group based in Washington, D.C. (source: Taylor Media Services – www.blacknewsjournal.net)