The NY Daily News has an article about how NY city schools are the most segregated school district in the US
Black and Latino students are nearly four times more likely than their white and Asian peers to be enrolled in the city’s lowest-performing high schools, a new study revealed.
At those bottom-rung schools, students have just a 29% chance of graduating with a Regents diploma in four years, the Schott Foundation’s study found.
The report,released Tuesday, showed the city also spends 19% more to educate children from the wealthiest districts than from the poorest.
That’s because more experienced teachers with higher salaries teach in wealthier areas, on average.
Department of Education officials defended the city’s record of reform, saying funding is “equitable” for all schools in the city.
“Over the last 10 years, our reforms have focused almost exclusively on creating better schools for students who were failed by the system for decades,” said agency spokesman Frank Thomas.
“A report that fails to acknowledge this progress is shortsighted and overlooks the gains made by thousands of students during that time.”