Five Steps to Integrate New York City Elementary Schools

Publication date: 
November, 2016
Source(s): 
Center for New York Affairs

Five Steps to Integrate New York City Elementary Schools

The City can do much more to foster economic integration of elementary schools than the small scale efforts it has made to date.

That’s the conclusion of our new report, Five Steps to Integrated Schools, based on our visits to 150 schools across the city over the past two years.

Mayor Bill de Blasio has suggested that school segregation is intractable because it is largely a result of housing patterns, that is, that schools are segregated because housing is.

And Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña has said she favors “organic” or voluntary school integration efforts...

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