A new report from the Civil Rights Project at UCLA found that New York State has maintained its status as the most segregated state in America for Black students.
However, Hispanic and Black students were more likely to attend schools that were segregated by poverty (71.1% and 67.8% respectively according to the New York City Council).
“There is not just one thing the mayor of New York City can do to address our segregated schools,” Jordan told the AmNews.
With the primaries coming up next week, some New York City mayoral candidates weighed in on the issues as well.
While 15% of public school students are white, they make up 24% of Specialized High School students.