• January 27, 2020
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Outraged parents at diversity forum

Screaming aimed at DOE and other attendees over school integration plan

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  • Buster57 posted at 5:08 pm on Sun, Jan 12, 2020.

    Buster57 Posts: 79

    And all these issues you mention Allen Go need to be fixed, but lowering or eliminating admissions isn't going to fix it. You are right - the allocation of FUNDS needs to be equitable, regardless of the population of the school.

  • Allen Go posted at 2:56 pm on Sun, Jan 12, 2020.

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    I wasn't at the meeting but from speaking with parents, the issue is more about allocation of resources. Parents are questioning why the DOE and city are spending millions on consultants when there are the following concerns:

    1. A parent in Jamaica mentioned that her school had cockroaches running around in the gym, which is right across from the kitchen. The same school also has a lot of broken equipment and has had trouble getting enough laptops for students.

    2. Some elementary schools have lead paint issues that need to be addressed.

    3. There are schools that are overcrowded and need more space.

  • NYCgal123 posted at 9:29 pm on Thu, Jan 9, 2020.

    NYCgal123 Posts: 0

    I would like to point out an inaccuracy in the article, JHS 190 Russell Sage is not 62% white. According to the latest DOE data on the school, it is 32% Asian and 30% white. These are two separate races and this should be corrected as it is misleading, hopefully not intentionally.

    Editor's note: Thanks for pointing out the error, which has been corrected. The figures were not misreported intentionally. We regret the error.

    Edited by staff.