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IntegrateNYC4Me: Pushing back against segregated public schools in NYC and beyond - Shared screen with speaker view
Hebh Jamal
27:31
heyyy
Hebh Jamal
27:44
i LOVE YOU matt
Hebh Jamal
28:03
Can this be our method to just low-key stop talking
Hebh Jamal
28:11
alright I’m don
Hebh Jamal
28:13
done*
Andrew & Melissa, ER
29:02
yes it can!
Andrew & Melissa, ER
29:15
just remember not to shout out to participants
Andrew & Melissa, ER
37:07
You can log off when we’re done here and log back on at 7:59! you can stop video until 8 if you want or not. going to put kids to bed!
Marie Taylor
54:11
Hello……
Jenn Baumgartner
54:25
hey!
Jessie Lavorgna
55:55
hey all
EmbraceRace
56:19
Hi all! Thanks for coming!
EmbraceRace
56:35
Are you all hearing and seeing us OK?
Jessie Lavorgna
56:59
sounds great!
Jessie Lavorgna
57:18
lookin good as well.
Sarah Camiscoli
57:30
Hi Courtney!
EmbraceRace
57:31
slow to come on! many listen/watch later, fyi.
EmbraceRace
57:38
do you guys love what andrew’s saying!
EmbraceRace
58:00
thank you, jenn!
Sarah Camiscoli
58:17
IntegrateNYC loves IntegratedSchools!
EmbraceRace
58:19
hi courtney!
EmbraceRace
58:37
ha! yes you do!
Hebh Jamal
59:16
Do I open video?
EmbraceRace
59:22
time to unmute and show start video!
Sarah Camiscoli
59:23
Yes!
EmbraceRace
59:38
looking good!
Sarah Camiscoli
59:44
Hebh text Matt
Sarah Camiscoli
01:00:14
Hero
EmbraceRace
01:00:47
here we are! this video is going to be awesome;)
Andrew & Melissa, ER
01:05:30
Lead the way, young Mykytyn!
EmbraceRace
01:05:33
that’s so great, courtney! hoping many young folks watch the recording
Andrew & Melissa, ER
01:09:45
Running the show LIKE YOU DO, Hebh!
Hebh Jamal
01:10:01
Haha thank you :)
alisoncollins
01:12:04
We restructured enrollment to include SES status and home language in SF and it still results in segregated schools. We have only 3% Black students in a district with 9% Black students.
Andrew & Melissa, ER
01:18:14
Feel free to submit your questions here folks. This is your time if you want it!
Andrew & Melissa, ER
01:19:24
OR in the Q&A…
alisoncollins
01:20:50
We found affluent parents organized networks to share information to “game” the system. I work with Black parent groups and hear many Black parents don’t even go through the application process. We are working with families, but without concentrated outreach, many families don’t even know this process exists.
Sarah Camiscoli
01:22:20
Hebh is 17
Sarah Camiscoli
01:22:24
She is a freshman in college
Sarah Camiscoli
01:22:27
Matthew is 16
Sarah Camiscoli
01:22:30
He is a junior in HS.
Sarah Camiscoli
01:22:46
She designed the algorithm as a HS senior.
alisoncollins
01:24:32
I’m from SF. And, yes, I’ve heard about the ‘games’ in LA.
alisoncollins
01:26:46
Can we just remove the barrier of an application? Before all these magnets (e.g. integration) students just went to the HS they were assigned.
Sarah Camiscoli
01:32:03
NYC communities are the third most segregated in the country.
Sarah Camiscoli
01:32:24
And district lines are drawn to divide
Sarah Camiscoli
01:32:35
Assignment is tricky!
alisoncollins
01:33:41
In SF, our Black students walked out due to microagression they experienced with staff and students. Bostin Latin started a hashtag campaign to push back on racist treatment from peers. These BSU students demanded mandatory teacher professional development. Many teachers resist. What are your thoughts?
Sarah Camiscoli
01:33:57
Its one of our student policies!
Sarah Camiscoli
01:34:54
Can you reword that question, Marie?
Sarah Camiscoli
01:35:00
I don’t full understand.
Hebh Jamal
01:37:44
Lol hey sarah
Sarah Camiscoli
01:38:05
CEJ
Sarah Camiscoli
01:38:24
Currently advocating for the mayor to use the promised funds for culturally responsive training and curriculum in schools
alisoncollins
01:41:44
The NAACP has called for a moratorium on charters. Charters aren’t necessarily better. Especially when they push out Black, SPED and ELL kids.
Sarah Camiscoli
01:43:40
True!
alisoncollins
01:44:09
The public system didn’t “fail” students any more than any other system. It sounds like you are adding to the racist narrative of “failing” public schools. We never talk about how suburban schools “fail” Black/Brown kids, or independent schools “fail” Black/Brown kids.
Sarah Camiscoli
01:44:40
In NYC we have large constituencies of parents advocating for charters. Hebh was speaking to honoring peoples choices and asking why they don’t trust community public schools. I think this is a question we must consider and engage in our conversation. What do you think about that idea?
alisoncollins
01:45:53
Charters are more selective, they require more effort to enroll, many/most don’t offer services to ELL or SPED students, and sometimes require students to have parents who can participate. How is that offering access to all students?
Sarah Camiscoli
01:46:26
IntegrateNYC does not believe charter schools offer access to all students.
alisoncollins
01:48:17
The movie featured Success Academy who had a push out list.
Sarah Camiscoli
01:49:25
This is true. Ali are you asking if we support that?
Sarah Camiscoli
01:50:22
I know we only have two minutes left.
Hebh Jamal
01:50:26
We do not agree with Eva’s comments in that film.
Sarah Camiscoli
01:50:41
If anyone would like to continue these conversations please email us: hello@integratenyc4me.com
Caroline Falby
01:50:41
Shouldn’t we get rid of specialized and screened schools altogether?
Hebh Jamal
01:51:04
It’s more complicated than that but less to sarah point
Hebh Jamal
01:51:08
yes*
Sarah Camiscoli
01:51:12
One hour is not enough to unpack this issue across an entire country.
Sarah Camiscoli
01:51:31
Interesting point!
Sarah Camiscoli
01:52:06
One of our policies is removing exclusionary middle school and HS screens and replacing them with community-designed algorithms.
Sarah Camiscoli
01:52:35
The film is called Teach Us All.
Sarah Camiscoli
01:53:11
Its out.
Hebh Jamal
01:53:11
It’s out!
alisoncollins
01:53:21
SFUSD is the ONLY urban school I am aware of that has eliminated middle school tracking in “honors classes. It got a lot of pushback but has stuck. Have you considered pushing to eliminate similar “merit-based” academic tracking?
Hebh Jamal
01:54:23
that’s what we’re trying to do with the algorithm. Step by step.