NEW YORK PANEL WANTS TO INCREASE DIVERSITY IN SCHOOL, BUT BLACK AMERICANS HAVE DIFFERENT IDEAS

The Daily Caller | 1/24/2019 | Staff
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A New York City panel appointed by Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to increase diversity in its schools, but some Black Americans are attending an alternative option as they feel integrated schools are not meeting their needs.

The School Diversity Advisory Group released a set of suggestions Tuesday, which include:

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Require all schools to monitor student discipline practices and develop a plan to reduce disparities in how students are disciplined.

But some Black Americans are choosing to send their children to Afrocentric schools, or educational institutions focusing on black culture, literature and history, according a Jan. 8 New York Times article. Afrocentric schools predominantly have black students though individuals of any race can apply. Parents who choose to send their kids to such schools feel inequities are still prevalent in integrated schools.

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“These are families who are looking to send their children to schools in places that affirm them, in places where they might learn with teachers who look like them and appreciate the cultural assets they bring to school,” Executive Director for New York University’s Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools David Kirkland said to The Daily Caller News Foundation over email. “The...
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