Mamie Till Mobley

"There was an important mission for me, to shape so many...young minds as a teacher. God took away one child but...(gave) me thousands. And I have been grateful for the blessing." Mamie Till Mobley

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Access to top elite public schools still a problem for Latinos and African-Americans in New York City

White students access top NYC public middle schools more than minorities.
Inequities continue to exist in the vast majority of public schools in the nation that continue to limit the number of poor children from African American and Latino families. It's a practice that not only impacts high school admissions but also the middle schools as found in a New York City report.

And it's one thing when it happens in the private school sector but for it to continue in the public school sector is not  only shameful, but the practice deprives a vast majority over 70 percent of children from poor families from an equal educational opportunity.

African-American civil-rights organization filed a complaint challenging what they contend are discriminatory practices in public school admissions in NYC schools.

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Whitney Tilson (3rd background)

Whitney Tilson (3rd background)
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