Roosevelt Institute | Cornell University

Specialized High Schools, Segregated Student Body

By Aaron Gottesfeld, Emily Bramhall, and Stephannie Chen Published January 1, 2017

New York City’s test based specialized system creates a sharp ethnic divide in schools. The city must take action to increase diversity and expand the availability of test prep, or else change the Specialized High School admission system.

Who is Betsy Devos?

By Aaron Gottesfeld and Nicole Sochaczevski Published January 1, 2017

Get to know the newly appointed secretary of education, Betsy DeVos. Does she hold the proper qualifications? What are her intended goals as secretary of education? How will her position impact the American education system?