Here’s an interesting and concerning article about diversity in independent schools. The article gives us much to consider as we know the importance of creating a safe school environment where all are accepted, heard and appreciated.
Admitted, but Left Out
Published: October 19, 2012
WHEN Ayinde Alleyne arrived at the Trinity School, an elite independent school on the Upper West Side in Manhattan, he was eager to make new friends. A brainy 14-year-old, he was the son of immigrants from Trinidad and Tobago, a teacher and an auto-body repairman, in the South Bronx. He was soon overwhelmed by the privilege he saw. Talk of fancy vacations and weekends in the Hamptons rankled — “I couldn’t handle that at that stage of my…
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