Milwaukee metro area schools rank among the most segregated in country
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- May 17 marks the 68th anniversary of Brown vs. Board of Education. The Supreme Court ruled school segregation was unconstitutional.
But a report shows Milwaukee metro area schools are among the most segregated in the country.
The Century Foundation, an independent think tank, found Milwaukee ranks the highest for Black and white segregation levels.
The organization says students here are closer to full segregation rather than integration.
This comes at a time when America's school-age population is at its most diverse.
Forty-eight percent are white, 27% are Hispanic and 15% are Black.