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Evidence Shows Gentrification Does Not Improve Diversity in Schools

An analysis of the income and racial diversity of New York City’s schools show that while some areas are economically and racially diverse, their local schools are not.

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Analysis by a think tank at the New School’s Center for New York City Affairs compared the income and racial diversity of the city’s schools versus their surrounding neighborhoods. The findings show that while some areas are economically and racially diverse, their local schools are not. Reasoning for the contrast include data that point to middle-class families zoned for high-poverty schools sending their children to charter or private schools. (The New York Times)

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