Headline, January 12 2021/ ''' '' ELIXIR -EDUCATION- ELITES '' ''' : NEW YORK




! ELITE SCHOOLS : NEEDN'T BE EXCLUSIVE ! : And with that being said, I stop to thank Zilli, for the outstanding research work she produced on Education in the Developing World.

''Zilli, very, very best I leave it that. And not venture an opinion. The real competition in the world is on the education standards. The World must learn to win its battle between utter catastrophe and getting people educated.

IN THE 19TH CENTURY : HORACE MANN - THE EDUCATION reformer, described public education as ''the greatest equalizer'' of the condition of men.

HOW SAD, then, that New York's public schools have for years now been a mirror of the city's enormous inequities. As the city emerges from the pandemic, it has a chance to right that grievous wrong, and a responsibility to build some far better.

One in every 10 public school students in New York is homeless. Many live in communities that have been hit hard by the coronavirus, while others have disabilities that have made remote learning especially difficult.

The achievement gap in New York's segregated school and unequal schools is poised to become a chasm in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Some 700,000 of the city's one million public school students are learning from home. The city is still working to convince teachers and parents that the schools are safe, a process that will continue well into next year.

Against the backdrop of such inequality, it was welcome news when Mayor Bill de Blasio said the city would make long overdue changes to middle and high school admission process, and will instead use a lottery system.

The city will also end a practice that allowed some high schools to give preference in admission to students who live near a school. Both measures could racially integrate some of the city's most selective schools, which are largely white and Asian, and are an important step towards a fairer city.

Unfortunately, the measures won't change the high stakes admission exams used by its most sought -after public high schools. In the coming months, it looks likely that New York will plow ahead with those tests, which have left all but a handful of Black and Latino students shut out of the city's most competitive schools.

This year, this very year : the exams will work like accelerant in a giant conflagration of inequality.

Changing admission policies to allow talented Black and Latino students - indeed, all students - a fair shot at attending the city's top schools should be the easy part.

The far harder challenge facing the city in the coming years is how to prevent millions of children who were already vulnerable before the pandemic from falling far further behind.

The first task is to assess where each student is academically, according to education experts like Tim Daly, the chief executive of EdNavigator, an education nonprofit.

Mr. Daly said the most straightforward way is to use next year's state exams, though it needn't be the only measure. Children who are behind will need an action plan, one with serious buy-in from parents.

Halley Porter, a senior fellow at the Century Foundation, a public policy research group, suggested using surveys to determine what kind of life changes students have faced since the pandemic started.

She said New York would almost certainly need more social workers  and counsellors to help students process trauma - a task that may be difficult given the city's bleak fiscal circumstances.

ONCE virtual learning behind us, getting students up to speed academically require a dedicated, city-wide campaign. That could mean a greater focus on parent-teacher conferences, an intensive tutoring programme and extra learning time in summer or after school.

These are just the kind of programs that can be expanded in the coming years to address longstanding achievements gaps.

The Honor and Serving of the Latest Global Operational Research on Education and The State of the World, continues. The World Students Society thanks the Editorial Board at The New York Times.

With respectful dedication to the Leaders, Students, professors and Teachers of the world. See Ya all  prepare and register for Great Global Elections on The World Students Society : wssciw.blogspot.com and Twitter - !E-WOW! - The Ecosystem 2011 :

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