Wednesday, April 21, 2010

"Separate and Unequal school system in 'liberal' NYC" - GRIT TV

Apr 14, 2010 "If you're a white student and you arrive at the public elementary school building on 95th Street and Third Avenue, you'll probably walk through the front door. If you're a black student, you'll probably come in through the back. So reported the Village Voice on one of New York's best-kept secrets: its public schools are some of the most segregated public schools in the country. The schools have two tiers: one for affluent white families who pump private funds into THEIR kids classrooms, and another for largely minority, poor communities-- underfunded, underserved and overcrowded: 43% have severe space problems, and the recession ensures that no help is in sight. GRITtv went to Donna Nevel, an advocate for fairer schools in New York, for her take."
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d said...

In the words of Langston Hughes

O, let America be America again--

The land that never has been yet--

And yet must be--the land where every man is free.

O, yes,

I say it plain,

America never was America to me,

And yet I swear this oath--

America will be!

Esteban Rodriguez said...

It's good to see that these issues are being reported.

d said...

I just posted your letter on facebook to help get the message out. I think it's crucial we change this conversation.