Rapid Suburban Growth Strains Schools And Cities
As both a southern city and the nation's gateway to Latin America, Miami has long had a majority of children of color in its schools. Bolstered by its history and geography, along with good weather and a healthy economy, the Miami metropolitan area grew rapidly in the 1990s. By 2000, almost 3.9 million lived in the regions two counties, Miami-Dade and Broward. The regions school enrollment grew even faster, becoming poorer and more racially diverse in the process. Rapid, unbalanced growthcoupled with the end of decades-old desegregation plans in the regions school districtsis contributing to the segregation of the greater Miami schools by income and race. No part of the region is immune from its harmful effects.
Thanks to Elena Sheridan