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equity

Many of the policies pushed by the education reform movement are explained as difficult but necessary steps to close the achievement gap. The stories here, attempt to highlight critical areas in the movement towards educational equity, including those that have been ignored by the mainstream reform movement. 

Philadelphia, PA

Robin, parent

Robin is a parent of three kids in the Philadelphia school system. She describes how inadequate school funding drastically affected schools across the city and took away services that her son relied on. In her video, she argues that schools in Philly are not even able to keep students safe right now, let alone guarantee an high quality education.. 

tags: school funding, discipline, race and racism

Alexia, student

New York, NY

Alexia has gone to high schools in cities and towns across the United States. She describes the differences between schools based on the demographics of the students who attended them. She discusses the role of segregation in shaping students' experiences and considers what is the best environment for her. 

tags: school segregation

This story originally appeared on WNYC's Radio Rookie program. To find out more about how to create your own story, or how to lead a class of students to create reports on their schools, visit their website

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Jaimita, student

New York, NY

Jaimita, a high school student, describes moving from general education classes to the advanced program and back again, detailing the differences in resources given to each class and exposing problems with tracking students within schools. 

tags: tracking

This story originally appeared on WNYC's Radio Rookie program. To find out more about how to create your own story, or how to lead a class of students to create reports on their schools, visit their website