Friday, February 22, 2013
An author said families in fast-gentrifying neighborhoods are grappling with the "Diverse Schools Dilemma," and changing public schools in the process.
Monday, June 18, 2012
How difficult is it to integrate a city school? Pretty tough, according to the latest article in The New York Times's "A System Divided" series, which has been examining the issue of segregation in the New York City public school system. Also in the news this Monday morning: a principal under fire, sexual misconduct, teacher evaluations and Pearson.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
A parent and professor of education writes: "Whatever the argument for school choice elsewhere, in New York City public schools it plays out very differently. Instead of providing better education for all children, choice in New York City ensures a two-tiered system powered by demographics and ZIP codes more than anything else."
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
By Elbert Chu
Hundreds of readers responded to a New York Times article on Sunday about a charter school in Brooklyn that is representative of the many de facto segregated public schools in New York City. They raised issues of class, condemned a climate that is hostile to achievement and questioned whether more black teachers at the school would resolve the problems.
Monday, May 14, 2012
One large segment of New York City remains segregated, and that is in the city's schools. As the latest in a New York Times series, "A System Divided," illustrated on Sunday, black children are often taught in schools that are disproportionately black, by teachers who are likely to be white. The article takes a close-up look at one such school, the Explore Charter School in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, and is accompanied by a graphic presentation of the citywide issue.