WHY ARE BLACK AND LATINO STUDENTS BEING DENIED ACCESS TO SPORTS IN NEW YORK CITY PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOLS?
BECAUSE 23 MILLION DOLLARS IS INEQUITABLY DISTRIBUTED BY THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS ATHLETIC LEAGUE - A DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PROGRAM
HIGH SCHOOLS WITH THE HIGHEST PERCENTAGES OF STUDENTS OF COLOR HAVE THE LEAST SPORTS
HIGH SCHOOLS WITH THE HIGHEST RATES OF POVERTY HAVE THE LEAST SPORTS
SOME SCHOOLS GET 41 TEAMS AND $250,000 ANNUALLY ... OTHERS GET NOTHING
21,000 STUDENTS GO TO A HIGH SCHOOL WITH NO SPORTS
138,000 STUDENTS GO TO A HIGH SCHOOL WITH NO BASKETBALL, SOCCER, BASEBALL, SOFTBALL, AND/OR SOCCER
OUR MOST AT RISK STUDENTS ARE KEPT INELIGIBLE BY OUTDATED ELIGIBILITY RULES
SPORTS PARTICIPATION DECREASES JUVENILE CRIME, OBESITY, DROP OUT RATES, AND DRUG USE
- NYC DOE
Deputy Chancellor Grimm
MAYOR DE BLASIO
- NYC DOE
We can't allow this Tale of Two Sports Cities to continue.
Sports participation decreases juvenile crime, drug use, drop out rates, and obesity.
Please work with the leadership of the Small Schools Athletic League on bringing equitable access to sports for all NYC DOE HS students.
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