Prestigious public high school stages walkout to protest that school is 50% white

Students from one of the most selective New York City public high schools, which is half white, staged a walkout to advocate for more diversity in the city’s schools. About 300 students at the prestigious Beacon High School walked out of class on Monday to demonstrate against the school’s stringent admissions standards, according to the New York Times. They believe that rigid screening procedures have contributed to segregation in the school system. (Examiner)

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