On the 66th anniversary of Brown vs Board of Education, we will be co-hosting a town hall about the current state of school integration in New York City. Join us at 6pm on Monday, May 18 to learn how you
Nyah Berg writes in the Daily News on the District 28 community-engagement process: “This is a moment for engagement, not obstruction.” Click here to read the whole article. Sign up here for New York Appleseed’s newsletters to get more information.
To contribute to public understanding of how Fair Student Funding affects schools in New York City, Appleseed released a new briefing explaining the program’s history and mechanics. In chorus with other advocates, Appleseed calls for elimination of the formula’s unwarranted
Appleseed submitted comments on the City’s new Where We Live NYC draft report today. As we write in the opening paragraph: “The Draft AI fails to rise to the challenge it sets for itself, and, in fact, requires substantial revision
#Mondaymyth: DOE’s integration plans remove children from “their home and community.” Reality: This is a myth from the opposition rather than from within the integration movement, but is still remarkably prevalent. The reality is that NYC divides the city into
2019 was another momentous year for New York Appleseed. Read about our accomplishments and activities here.
#MondayMyth: The goal of all NYC integration advocates is a top-down, citywide school-integration plan for pre-k, elementary and middle schools from the mayor and chancellor. Reality: There are some school-integration advocates and pundits who lend support to this idea, but
It is a shame that the author opted to make this op-ed an advertisement for charter schools rather that a real contribution to the public discussion about integration. A more thoughtful, honest, and better-researched version of this piece could have
MondayMyth: Residential segregation is the sole cause of school segregation across the country. Reality: There is a reciprocal relationship between residential segregation and school segregation. As this article points out, segregated schools labeled as “good” cause housing prices to go
#MondayMyth: “Ms. Hemphill said the city could take action by expanding the number of seats at high-performing high schools that do not have strict academic requirements for admission. “It’s a no-brainer,” she said.” Reality: Nothing in this work is so