Friday, May 18, 2012

Who is Protesting This? Redlining in Education

I'm reading a report titled "Education Redlining in New York City".

This is a quote from the introduction:

However, missing from the vision put forward by the Mayor and the New York Department of Education is any mention of what should be done to address the extremely high levels of segregation by race and class in the city’s neighborhoods and schools. Our leaders have known for some time that most of the “failing” schools in the city were located in the poorest neighborhoods and were serving the most disadvantaged children. So far, no effective action has been taken to begin to ameliorate these profound inequities.

Over the weekend I encourage you to read with me if you're tired of reading about the NATO protests in Chicago. As you do, take a look at some of the other articles I write which are all intended to "increase the number of people who care enough to give serious time, talent and dollars on an ongoing basis to solve the problem."

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