Racial Inequality in New York’s Top Schools
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- Eliza Shapiro, The New York Times
About the Entry
Eliza Shapiro tells the story of an emotionally fraught, politically delicate education fight that reverberated far outside of New York City: the lack of black and Hispanic students in the city’s top public schools.
- Only 7 Black Students Got Into Stuyvesant, N.Y.’s Most Selective High School, Out of 895 Spots
- How the Few Black and Hispanic Students at Stuyvesant High School Feel
- How New York’s Elite Public Schools Lost Their Black and Hispanic Students
- Amid Racial Divisions, Mayor’s Plan to Scrap Elite School Exam Fails
Comments from the Judges
“Great use of data analysis to breakdown the rising inequalities over the years, and excellent reporting that includes many first-person accounts of students and alumni.”
“Wow wow wow wow wow. Well-written, well-investigated, compelling story … She’s also fair to all – mentioning the mayor’s proposed solution in multiple stories, and the Asian community’s concerns … Most compelling to me – the voices of current and former elite school students, whose words moved me to tears.“
EWA is grateful to the College Board for its generous support of the 2019 National Awards for Education Reporting.