WNYC's SchoolBook on the stalling of integration efforts in NYC

Students at the Academy of Arts and Letters in gentrifying Fort Greene

Students at the Academy of Arts and Letters in gentrifying Fort Greene

Beth Fertig at WNYC Schoolbook explains how a footnote in the landmark 2007 Supreme Court rulingParents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District No. 1 has prevented numerous integration plans proposed by NYC principals from going through. Check out the recording, which includes a statement by Shania Russel, IntegrateNYC4me student activist from Bronx Academy of Letters, who shares her testimony on the urgency of changing the footnote to transform the educational experience of young students of color currently attending minority segregated schools.