“No student deserves to be effectively expelled for bringing a bottle opener to school. There is no disciplinary reason to do so. In the very rare case that students do act out violently and pose a continuing risk to other students, school officials still have the possibility to expel students.”
En todo el sistema de la City University of New York (CUNY por sus siglas en inglés), donde más de un tercio de los estudiantes de pregrado nació fuera de los Estados Unidos continentales, solo hay dos Immigrant Student Success Center (Centros para el éxito de estudiantes inmigrantes) a pesar de tener una población de más de 5,000 estudiantes indocumentados.
The City Limits Accountability Reporting Initiative for Youth (CLARIFY), with the CUNY Journalism Council and Press Pass NYC, is now taking applications from New York City high school students for two journalism training camps this summer in Brooklyn and Queens.
Despite having an undocumented student population of more than 5,000, and more than a third of undergraduate students who are born outside the mainland U.S., the entire CUNY system has only two such “immigrant student success centers.”
Ryan Pullido and Jeanmarie Evelly |
Public libraries have long been a refuge for New Yorkers experiencing homelessness, and have emerged as an important resources for asylum seekers in recent months. While Mayor Adams exempted the three library systems from his latest round of belt-tightening measures, they still face a collective $36 million in cuts under his executive budget proposal.
“New York City’s Department of Education recommends schools spend just $80.15 per student on arts education—yet school leaders can use that money for other classes and programs, often resulting in the total elimination of arts programming in a school.”
“Those of us teaching the children of New York City do the work. Not only are we not getting the support we need, but we have leadership that actively works against our interests. This has to change.”
While talent helps, students also need knowledge, expertise and polish to get into dozens of New York City public school arts programs that use auditions and portfolios to screen applicants. Although these schools have largely escaped the rancorous debate over selective admissions policies, they raise many of the same concerns about equity, class and race.
Evelyn Blanck and Andrew Cleek |
“To most effectively and efficiently address New York City’s mental health challenges, we must focus on our youngest residents and their caregivers.”
Allison Roda and Dara Shifrer |
“Instead of resetting priorities and learning from experiences during the pandemic, some schools are moving backwards to the pre-pandemic status quo that prevents many students and families from having equal access to educational opportunities.”