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Report: Exclusionary School Maps Perpetuate Educational Redlining

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A new report tied to the 70th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision Brown v. Board of Education says schools nationwide legally discriminate against some students based on their address. Available to All, the nonprofit watchdog group that advocates for equal access to public schools, released the report Monday asserting that top public schools can legally prevent disadvantaged students, often those from minority communities, from enrolling based on their address. "Today Linda Brown would most likely be turned away from the best public school in her city because of her address,” said Derrell Bradford, an Available to All board member, in a press release this week. “Our system is built on exclusionary maps that determine who can or cannot enroll in a public school.”

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