Throughout the United States, there has been a growing concern about the future of the racial and ethnic makeup of public school districts. After a number of prominent court decisions, some people have become concerned that many school districts will become segregated again in a matter of years. Recently, the Pew Hispanic Center's Rick Fry authored an important report on the changing racial and ethnic composition of U.S. public schools. The 17-page report was released in August 2007, and it offers a comparison of public school enrollment date from 1993 to 2006. One of the report's findings is that during this time period, "white students became less isolated from minority students while, at the same time, black and Hispanic students became slightly more isolated from white students." Interestingly, these trends can be traced to the tremendous increase in the number of Latino students in public school systems and throughout the country in general.


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