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
The parties offering reliable support to charter schools have ranged from hostile to silent when it comes to the SDAG recommendations that would make school admissions more like those of charter schools. Why should it be this way? Read today,
In these posts we have recognized Juneteenth, the defeat of the slave-state insurrection at Gettysburg on July 3, the ending of slavery in New York on July 4, and the celebration of that emancipation on July 5 as foundational for
ERASE Racism, New York Appleseed, and the NYU Metro Center today announced transitions for Nyah Berg and Matt Gonzales. New York Appleseed is delighted to welcome Nyah Berg as its new Integrated Schools Project Director. Nyah will start October 1.
It is worth taking a look at the data in light of knee-jerk predictions about families fleeing the school system over eliminating separate spaces for G&T-identified elementary-school students: Over 15,000 very young children took the test last year. 7950 qualified.
After two years of work, the mayor’s School Diversity Advisory Group released its final report with bold and lucid recommendations for eliminating official policies causing segregation in New York City’s public schools. Read the report. Read the SDAG’s press release
We want to be very clear on three things: First, the reality of our current G&T programs is this: kindergarten classrooms filled with African American and Latinx students on one side of the hall and classrooms with very few of
This piece is oddly timed at best. As Ms. Shapiro knows, we are all awaiting the release of the second and more significant set of recommendations from the School Diversity Advisory Group (could be any day now). This group had
Good piece from Assemblymember Walter Mosley on NYS’s new law banning discrimination by landlords against renters with non-wage income such as veteran benefits, disability benefits, Section 8 vouchers, or child support. Appleseed was a proud member of the coalition that
An estimated 8200 units are coming to the relatively small Gowanus area, and the parent’s question about how student assignment policies will address this uncertain future is right on the mark. In the early 20th century, the Board of Education