The racial achievement gap among New York City public-school students gets worse once they reach college, according to a new study.
Failing schools have a way of harming a family for generations. I stood with thousands of other parents at Wednesday’s Rally for School Equality in Brooklyn because my family has seen firsthand the effects of not having access to high-quality schools. I’m fighting to give my kids something better — and because I believe Mayor Bill de Blasio is standing in the way of making that a reality.
Parents and students from across New York City are out in force to march across the Brooklyn Bridge in Families for Excellent Schools’ rally in support of charter schools. The march, starting at 10:30 a.m., will feature actress and singer Jennifer Hudson.
Every morning, I drive 35 minutes each way to take my 6-year-old son Athos to school. Some of his classmates travel a full hour each way by train and bus to get there, and then to return home again.
Charter school supporters gathered at the steps of City Hall after a rally and march across the Brooklyn Bridge Wednesday morning.
Sometimes, a rally is just a rally, and sometimes, it means an earthquake is coming. Today’s planned march by charter-school parents and supporters is one of those where the tectonic plates start to rumble.
Grammy- and Oscar-winning star Jennifer Hudson, introduced by two little girls, performed Wednesday for thousands of cheering charter school supporters in Brooklyn.