Equity and Education
1954, Brown vs. the Board of Education established that racial segregation in public schools was unconstitutional, but here we are in 2020 and there is still an overwhelming DIVIDE in how young people are being educated in NYC. With all of the advancements in the approaches to teaching, the playing field still lacks equity.
The tale of two schools illustrates the unequal funding for schools in wealthy and poor neighborhoods. Young people seeking higher degrees are often left in debt or can't afford to attend college, and the digital divide has left educators and students alike in a no-win situation.
Supreme Court Justice, Sonia Sotomayor articulated it best when she said" Until we get equality in education, we won't have an equal society"
If you are or know a young person 14 - 24 years old, join the conversation. VOICE your recommendations, and let's GET REAL about Education and Equity in New York.
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Next Town Hall in Series
February 17, 2021 from 5 – 6:30 PM
Research Brief on Educational Equity: Access to Higher Education and Disparities in School Funding
Workshop: Student Rights are Human Rights
Workshop is a discussion led by the New York City Commission on Human Rights for an overview of the NYC Human Rights Law and how it protects young New Yorkers from discrimination and bias. The discussion will engage youth on issues of race and color-based discrimination, and ways to combat bullying and harassment in educational settings. We will also learn about resources and efforts to resist racism for a more equitable New York.
To register click the link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/student-rights-are-human-rights-tickets-132411577593
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