ERIC Number: ED047073
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Dec
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The Failure of Academic High Schools in New York City.
Brooklyn Education Task Force, NY.
This report on the performance of academic high schools in New York City attempts to evaluate the public schools. It is pointed out that on a citywide basis, less than one out of two high school graduates receives an academic diploma. Predominantly black, predominantly Puerto Rican, and predominantly white schools share the failures. Apparently, dangerous overcrowding in most high schools does not seem to have a direct correlation with academic achievement; schools ranking among the highest in performance are among the most overcrowded, and schools ranking among the lowest in performance are among the most underutilized. In addition, "ethnic" schools, the academic diploma, and the situation in each city borough are discussed. Also discussed is the College Bound program. Tables of statistics on percentage of academic diplomas granted in 1969-70 and ethnic enrollment in each borough are included. (Author/JW)
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Authoring Institution: Brooklyn Education Task Force, NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)