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“The idea of a good school versus a bad school is based on these narrow assumptions,” including tests and attendance, said Matt Gonzales..., “[we] wanted to shift the narrative about how we measure school quality. Good schools are integrated schools.”
[When] it comes to school segregation, [Mayor de Blasio] has been stymied by the same quandary that previous mayors faced: How to redistribute resources so that black and Hispanic students have more access to high-quality schools without alienating middle class, white families.
I think there's a lot of circular logic there, just because there are more people with a bachelors getting a job doesn't mean it was required to get the job or the main reason they got it. Computer science and programming was one field in the 80s/90s where you didn't need a college degree, I don't know why that would change all that much now. In fact, as we know the most famous people in CS didn't graduate, Gates, Jobs, Zuckerberg.
But because so many people are getting a bachelors, society is kind of saying, well we better make sure that jobs require a bachelors, when many of them don't.
There is plenty of money being thrown around everywhere in NYC schools - all schools, every school. The "resources" that are now going to be "redistributed" are children. If implemented, this should wound most of the few schools that are still excellent, and kill off the merely decent. (Presumably, because of the Hecht-Calandra statute, the superb specialized high schools should be fine, for now).
The whole system is only 15% white; to think of these kids as "resources" - which, make no mistake, is how they are being looked at - recalls Hoffer's famous observation: "A ruling intelligentsia, whether in Europe, Asia or Africa, treats the masses as raw material to be experimented on, processed, and wasted at will."
The working group, convened by City Hall in 2017, spent over a year preparing the report. It includes some of the mayor’s allies, including his former counsel Maya Wiley, along with over a dozen integration advocates and academics, as well as union officials and some supporters of charter schools.
Among the Liberal Arts colleges most of the largest gaps are seen out west with Harvey Mudd almost doubling the acceptance rate for African Americans (27.9%) versus the total class of 2018 data (14.5%). Carnegie Mellon and Rice University have the largest gaps (over 6%) for schools who reported all of the data requested between African Americans and total class of 2018 data.
I think some posters here lack perspective.
That is where the data matters.