The far-reaching effects of gentrification have a bearing on much more than real-estate. When the historic populations of Brooklyn’s neighborhoods change in response to cultural migrations, classrooms directly reflect these changes. NYC is celebrated for its diversity, yet, students are being forced into academic environtments that fail to represent this diversity.
What does it take to innovate and maintain a diverse public school?
In the rapidly gentrifying Crown Heights – P.S. 705’s Principal Sandra Soto and her staff fight to sustain a community within District 17 that represents all races.
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