Espaillat urges U.S. senators to desegregate NY City schools
New York.- Yesterday, a study released by UCLA’s Civil Rights Project found that public school students in New York are severely segregated. The report, which reviewed the historical context of segregation in New York schools from 1989-2010, revealed segregation as a devastating perpetual pattern among City schools.
“I am deeply troubled by what UCLA’s study reveals about our City’s schools," Senator Adriano Espaillat said.
“Today, I am calling on U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Charles Schumer to put fourth legislation that inhibits segregated schools and school districts from forming,” the lawmaker said.
“It is clear that Congress has failed to institute de-segregation laws that protect our children. I represent a diverse immigrant district and I know firsthand the daily struggle parents and teachers face – it is time that our City comes together as a unified voice to give our children fair and equal education. Segregation, in education, housing, employment, or in any aspect of our society is simply unacceptable, and harmful to our future,” added Espaillat.