Segregation: The Achilles' Heel of Bill de Blasio's Pre-K Initiative

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September 9th marks the first birthday of Bill de Blasio’s universal preschool initiative, a cornerstone of his agenda to combat inequality. On this day the largest and most segregated school district in the nation will greet its children.

Segregation is hardly a new phenomenon in New York City. It’s been going on for a long time, condemning our most vulnerable children to educational exile. But last year, the red flag flew all the way across the country from UCLA’s Civil Rights Project, which released a damning report on inequality in the Empire State.

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