Bill Montford

Report: Leon County schools among Florida's most segregated

Tallahassee, scene of some of Florida's epic early civil rights battles, has retreated from the ideals of the '60s and '70s. Some public schools in Florida's capital city are re-segregated, according to a LeRoy Collins Institute report.

But there's a bitter twist. The findings by lead author Gary Orfield of the UCLA Civil Rights Center show green is the new black. Race and money determine where kids go to learn and with whom they sit in class.

The LeRoy Collins Institute pegs Tallahassee as home to one of the five most highly-segregated school districts in the state. It tracked a 30-year trend of affluent white flight from traditional public schools that occurred while...

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