What happens to public schools when a neighborhood gentrifies? In many cases, the newcomers either avoid their local schools or use their political power to push aside families who have lived in the neighborhood for years. But there’s a third possibility, one that can bring greater equity, and that’s the story of this new book.
Join Clara Hemphill, founder of the InsideSchools website; Mark Winston Griffith, co-host of the School Colors podcast; and Takeesha Wright-Sheppard, former PTA president of Brighter Choice Community School as they discuss Hemphill’s new book about how schools in Bedford-Stuyvesant adapt to neighborhood change.
Presented by the Center for New York City Affairs at the Schools of Public Engagement.