"At Explore, as at many schools in New York City, children trundle from segregated neighborhoods to segregated schools, living a hermetic reality." How is it a school can be more homogeneous than a community? This cannot be accidental. Is it good for the children's education?
Many of them interviewed had this to say: "Kenny Wright, in eighth grade, piped in, 'You could have more discussion instead of all the same thoughts.'”
Ashira Mayers, in seventh grade, said: 'We’d like to hear from other races. How do they feel? What’s happening with them?'”
At Explore Charter School, a Portrait of Segregated Education
A charter school in Brooklyn is indicative of a larger problem in New York City’s public school system, one of the most segregated in the nation.