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Economic Segregation In New York City Schools


Thank you for this important look at increasing economic segregation in NYC schools. Your findings seem to fit with conventional wisdom that says the divide between the haves and have-nots is widening in the U.S. While I realize that you took this data from a current set and did not conduct new research, now that you have your findings, does your research team have any thoughts about how teachers and campus administrators are addressing economic segregation in NYC schools? What is happening pedagogically, with policy, and with programs offered to students and their families? I am most curious about the outcomes for this reality. When children are exposed to peers from diverse backgrounds, it increases their awareness of differences in values, life experiences, culture, and much more. What is at risk for children who do not have access to peers with economic resources different from their own—both for the children who are not exposed to poverty, and children who are not exposed to financial security/wealth?

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