New York State’s Extreme School Segregation

New York State’s Extreme School Segregation by John Kucsera and Gary Orfield

I found a report carried out by the Civil Rights Project at the University of California, Los Angeles that was about 160 pages long and held too many words for me too fully understand. They released a report in 2014 regarding the New York City public school system and how the magnet school program has turned to be a voluntary desegregation pathway barely available for those lucky parents that win the lottery of magnet schools. It goes into detail about its attempt for desegregation yet during the time of Regan administration all of those efforts were stopped. Instead an interest in charter schools, school choices and accountability systems were focused on. The research talks about ow previous administrations, the remaining of segregation and current issues affect the continued slowing of desegregation in NYC.

Some facts and numbers found were:

  • At the state level, Latino and Asian student in NY has doubled from 1989 to 2010
  • Nearly half of public school students in NY were low income in 2010 with 70% of them being colored students
  • Only 20% of total school districts across the metro were considered diverse in both 1999 and 2010
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