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TC's Amy Stuart Wells Cited in the NY Times on School Segregation

 

In a New York Times Magazine cover story on June 9, TC's Amy Stuart Wells notes that white parents who don't send their children to the neighborhood public school don't need to make the uncomfortable admission that it's because the student body is predominantly or all black or Latino. Wells, who has studied how white parents choose schools in New York City, is quoted by journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones as saying:  

“In a post-racial era, we don’t have to say it’s about race or the color of the kids in the building... “We can concentrate poverty and kids of color and then fail to provide the resources to support and sustain those schools, and then we can see a school full of black kids and then say, ‘Oh, look at their test scores.’ It’s all very tidy now, this whole system.”

To read the complete story, go here:  Choosing a School for My Daughter in a Segregated City

Published Monday, Jun 13, 2016

Amy Stuart Wells
Amy Stuart Wells, Professor of Sociology and Education

 

In a New York Times Magazine cover story on June 9, TC's Amy Stuart Wells notes that white parents who don't send their children to the neighborhood public school don't need to make the uncomfortable admission that it's because the student body is predominantly or all black or Latino. Wells, who has studied how white parents choose schools in New York City, is quoted by journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones as saying:  

“In a post-racial era, we don’t have to say it’s about race or the color of the kids in the building... “We can concentrate poverty and kids of color and then fail to provide the resources to support and sustain those schools, and then we can see a school full of black kids and then say, ‘Oh, look at their test scores.’ It’s all very tidy now, this whole system.”

To read the complete story, go here:  Choosing a School for My Daughter in a Segregated City

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