Over the past five years, the Pew Research Center and urban studies theorist Richard Florida have ranked San Antonio as the most economically segregated city in the U.S., and the most recent Distressed Communities Index from the Economic Innovation Group supports these findings. The greater San Antonio area’s 16 independent school districts are clear indicators of that inequality. SAISD, Southside ISD, Harlandale ISD, South San Antonio ISD, and Edgewood ISD have struggled against declining enrollment as families choose to live in more affluent school districts.
By: Bekah McNeel, The Rivard Report
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