‘An A in Harlem vs. an A in a majority-white school’ | Joanne

Teens Take Charge publicizes students’ views on school segregation in New York City. Photo: Brett Rawson

When Yacine Fall went from a Harlem middle school to a selective public high school five miles away, she discovered “an A in Harlem was not the same as an A in a majority-white high school,” she wrote for a podcast by a group called Teens Take Charge.

Fall was one of the few students at her middle school to comb through the high school catalog in search of better opportunities, she writes.  She gained admission to a public high school with selective admissions, Beacon High School,…

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