The US Department of Agriculture's child nutrition programs are fully funded through the end of March. Yet with the shutdown at 34 days and counting, some schools and families are worried about what could happen to school meal programs if it continues.
It’s past time districts introduce accountability goals that address the source of our educational problems: segregation. Housing segregation undoubtedly makes it difficult to create integrated schools. While it’s harder to change neighborhoods than to change schools, we can make sure schools don’t replicate our segregated lifestyles. Diverse cities like New York offer an opportunity to create diverse schools.