Tag: nytimes

  • Court Allows Case Challenging Segregation in N.Y.C. Schools to Advance

    “We cannot just keep on saying, ‘This problem is too big — there’s nothing we can do about it,’” Justice Sallie Manzanet-Daniels, of the Appellate Division of the State Supreme Court in Manhattan, told a lawyer for the city at the time. “Meanwhile, thousands and thousands and thousands of children keep on being graduated from…

  • Can You Create a Diverse College Class Without Affirmative Action?

    Although colleges can no longer employ racial preferences in admissions, several legal scholars said they believe schools can still consider race in recruiting strategies. The Supreme Court, in turning away another recent legal challenge, has also signaled — at least for now — that it’s permissible for colleges to pursue diversity as an end goal…

  • Stuyvesant High School Admitted 762 New Students. Only 7 Are Black.

    Gaps at many of the other schools were also stark: Out of 287 offers made at Staten Island Technical High School, for example, two Black students were accepted — up from zero last year — along with seven Latino students. https://www.nytimes.com/2023/06/02/nyregion/stuyvesant-high-school-black-students.html

  • Who’s Afraid of Integration? A Lot of People, Actually.

    Assuming Massey is right that segregation is the vehicle “through which Black poverty is transmitted and reproduced,” policymakers of good will face the enormous and perhaps insuperable task of restoring integration to center stage while somehow avoiding the political and logistical errors that characterized busing and affirmative action in the past. https://www.nytimes.com/2023/04/05/opinion/school-integration-segregation.html

  • Cram City

    Despite these grim odds, young Indians continue arriving in Kota, and the coaching institutes have become a big business, encompassing 300 or so centers that generate $350 million to $450 million in revenue every year, according to one estimate. The largest coaching company, the Allen Career Institute, instructs more than one million students. “There are…

  • New York City to Expand Gifted and Talented Program but Scrap Test

    In fall 2020, when an admission test was used, just 4 percent of offers went to Black pre-K students, according to data from the Department of Education. That percentage rose to 11 percent when a universal screen was used in fall 2021. Seven percent of offers went to Hispanic students in 2020, compared with 13…

  • Boston Overhauls Admissions to Exclusive Exam Schools

    The new admissions system will still weigh test results and grades, but, following a model pioneered in Chicago, it will also introduce ways to select applicants who come from poor and disadvantaged neighborhoods. Under the new system, the applicant pool will be divided into eight groups based on the socioeconomic conditions of their neighborhoods. The…

  • Reopen Schools, and Reform Them

    Instead of allowing the pandemic to worsen longstanding inequities, New York could seize on the disruption to fix its broken high school admissions practices at all its schools. Several promising proposals have emerged in recent years. Instead of a single exam, Albany could allow the city to use state test scores, class rank and other measures. These important reforms…

  • The Myth That Busing Failed

    “The school bus, treasured when it was serving as a tool of segregation, became reviled only when it transformed into a tool of integration,” Nikole Hannah-Jones writes in a news analysis. Podcast: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/18/podcasts/the-daily/busing-school-segregation.html

  • How New York’s Elite Public Schools Lost Their Black and Hispanic Students