A Manhattan District Where School Choice Amounts to Segregation

By Kate Taylor, The New York Times

June 7, 2017

In one New York City district, parent choice, rather than residential patterns, drives segregation. This article explores how the perpetuating racial identities of schools guides the choices of parents.

But as the city proposes to move forward on desegregation, conversations with dozens of District 1 parents of all races over the past few months suggest that it is not only wealthier white parents who might be disappointed by their assignments under a new system, at least in the beginning.

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