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Promoting Poverty : The Shift of Resources Away from Low Income New York City School Districts

Breslin, Susan, Stier, Eleanor

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ISBN 10: 0881560626 / ISBN 13: 9780881560626
Published by Community Service Society Ny, 1987
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Title: Promoting Poverty : The Shift of Resources ...

Publisher: Community Service Society Ny

Publication Date: 1987

Book Condition:Good

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PROMOTING POVERTY analyzes and compares the allocation of funds, "particularly those funds earmarked for disadvantaged children," by the New York City Board of Education to the 32 Community School Districts in New York City. The report documents that the Board of Education consistently shortchanges children in the poorest districts. There is no single cause or culprit: reasons suggested for the inequities range from institutional racism, to political power, to "an obsession with keeping middle-class kids in the system."

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"If children living in abject poverty are the shame of the city, starving the schools which those children attend of the necessary support is the shame of the school system. PROMOTING POVERTY exposes the callous inequity of a system that gives the least to those who need help most. Righting the wrongs exposed in this report would he an important step toward social justice and sound economic sense. Fred M Hechinger NEW YORK TIMES

"It is common to hear allegations citing that poor children in our school system are treated less equitably. The CSS report documents these inequities and clearly indicates that the time has come to explore these problems and make a true commitment to change. Success within the school system is often a poor child's only route out of poverty. I hope the circulation of this report creates a clearer understanding of this situation and prompts public officials to react positively. Assemblyman Jose E. Serrano 73rd District (Bronx), New York State

"This CSS report makes a strong case for administering the resources of our school system much more carefully and conscientiously, particularly within the Community School Districts. I spend a great deal of time in schools throughout the city, and it is obvious to me that in too many cases, 'despite heroic efforts of staff,' needs are least met where youngsters are poorest. Without placing blame or calling names, this report makes an important contribution to the struggle for adequate and equitable funding for the education of all our children, and especially our poorest children. Sandra Feldman, President United Federation of Teachers

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