NYC public school system has the best high schools in the country. Those schools continue to be exceptional because they get to pick their students. The top schools are a bunch of Allstar teams. There are also many schools that are struggling because their students are struggling economically, environmentally, and for health reason, too often without a roof over their head or food on the table.
So I search and search and search for a good school with many opportunities and a warm and welcoming community. I put stars on ones that might match my 8th graders interest. Then I look at the #of applicants per seat. ☠️
There is this high demand for the top schools that creates the bottom schools that accept anyone who walk through the door. It’s unfair to everyone that this system exists. The system perpetuates the inequality and segregation in this city school system. We need to spread these students into community schools. We need all schools to have the resources to meet the needs of all our students.
I feel bad to be apart of this system.