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May 6, 2017

NewYorkTimes: The Broken Promises of Choice in New York City Schools

Filed under: Vouchers — millerlf @ 10:50 am
Ayana Bryant, guidance counselor at Pelham Gardens Middle School in the Bronx, looked on as students headed to class last month.

It was a warm Sunday morning, the breeze sweeping aside the last wisps of summer, and 31 students from Pelham Gardens Middle School in the Bronx had signed up to spend the day indoors, at a showcase for New York City’s public high schools.

The annual fair kicks off the city’s high school application season in September, and Jayda Walker, 13, arrived with a plan.

An eager young woman with an easy smile, Jayda wants to be a divorce lawyer, and at the fair, held at Brooklyn Technical High School, she planned to focus on schools with a legal theme, located in Manhattan. She had already looked through the high school directory, an intimidating tome the size of an old-fashioned phone book, and thought Manhattan offered more variety. Besides, she said, she wanted to get out of the Bronx.

She and her classmates arrived early and were at the front of the line, with hundreds of people behind them eager to get inside. But for many of the students from Pelham Gardens, and others like them, it was already too late. The sorting of students to top schools — by race, by class, by opportunity — begins years earlier, and these children were planted at the back of the line.

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//www.nytimes.com/2017/05/05/nyregion/school-choice-new-york-city-high-school-admissions.html?smprod=nytcore-ipad&smid=nytcore-ipad-share

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  1. Reblogged this on David R. Taylor-Thoughts on Education.

    Comment by drext727 — May 16, 2017 @ 6:37 am | Reply


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