There are 478,000 children — mostly Black and Hispanic — stuck in New York City’s lowest-performing schools, where 90% of students can’t read or do math at grade level. That’s more than the entire student body of Chicago Public Schools.
New York City’s schools are separate and unequal. 90% of kids in the city’s worst schools are Black or Hispanic.
Black and Hispanic kids in New York City’s worst schools are five times more likely to get stopped by the police than attend a quality middle school.