Williams Responds To New 2021-22 School Year Admissions Process

December 18th, 2020

Press Release

"New York City's school system was the most segregated in the nation before the pandemic, and COVID-19 has only deepened these inequities both in the classroom and remotely-exacerbating the immediate need to bring justice to our admissions systems and create transformational change inside our schools. This is a time not only to adapt, but to advance.

"The measures announced today are welcome, if overdue, efforts to remove barriers and begin to expand access to equitable education. At the same time, educational injustice was a crisis pre-pandemic, with many unjust school screens in middle and high schools perpetuating inequity. We will need to continue advocating and implementing school and community-led reform, such as a weighted lottery that provides greater access for the most marginalized students across our city, to create truly equitable schools."

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