Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. is ending his low-profile support of charter schools by accepting an invitation to be the featured speaker at a pro-charter event Wednesday that is expected to draw thousands in a march across the Brooklyn Bridge to City Hall.
New York’s public-school system is an ongoing horror — one that traps hundreds of thousands of kids in schools that don’t work, “tracked” into dead-end “promotions” to equally bad schools that lead to worthless diplomas and limited economic opportunities for the rest of their lives.
The city’s worst performing schools are the most segregated.
At 283 schools in the bottom quarter of Common Core test scores in Grades 3 through 8 this year, an average 96 percent of kids are black and Hispanic, 2 percent white and 2 percent Asian, city data show.
A report from a pro-charter group says that students who attend poor-performing elementary schools moved up to high-performing middle schools just 1.6% of the time.
Sometimes the least surprising news is the most depressing. Reported exclusively Tuesday in the Daily News are the findings of a new report: The nation’s largest school district is effectively two separate systems — one for Asians and relatively well-to-do white children, the other for mostly low-income black and Hispanic children.
In New York City, children are sorted into two vastly different public school systems, condemning low-income minority students to unequal and inferior schools.
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