The future of geographic screens for NYC’s high schools is up in the air amid concerns over diversity, commutes
New York City’s high school system rests on a patchwork of choice and exclusivity.
Thousands of students criss-cross the five boroughs each day on subways, buses, and ferries to get to schools that admit students from anywhere in the city.
Other high schools give priority to teens based on their home address — a system, many advocates believe, that has made it harder to integrate what is one of the nation’s most segregated school districts.
City officials had announced last December that they planned to end all “geographic screens” for students applying to high school this year, in an effort to make the admissions process more fair and classrooms more diverse.
But this week Mayor Bill de Blasio said he is reconsidering the move, following an outcry from some corners of the city concerned about already overcrowded high schools and long commutes.
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