“Despite its polychromatic diversity, New York City has one of most deeply segregated school systems in the nation. When asked about this last week, Mayor Bill de Blasio dodged by saying that the schools are a reflection of historical housing patterns, and, ‘We cannot change the basic reality of housing in New York City.’ Segregation in the city’s schools cannot be dismissed as an unsolvable problem. And though housing plays a role, decades-old educational policies have reinforced inequality and placed many low-income black and brown children on the road to second-class citizenship.”

Source: The Editorial Board. “Confronting Segregation in New York City School.” The New York Times. May 17, 2017. https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/05/15/opinion/school-segregation-nyc.html

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