Appleseed yields to no one in demanding that the mayor adopt the citywide recommendations of the second SDAG report. Public schools should not be in the business of allocating educational opportunity among very young children. Period. #RetireSegregation
Beyond these necessary steps, however, we take issue with those who have called for the mayor to impose by dictate a citywide school-integration plan. As this article demonstrates, most integration planning has to begin at the CSD level – and even at that level it requires careful and intentional processes to address the complicated and wholly legitimate concerns that low-income communities of color have about integration and the way it played out in the 20th century.
Support New York Appleseed’s ongoing work to advocate for school integration by contacting us here, or making a financial contribution below.