Teens Strike to End Segregation in New York City Public Schools

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The Future is Ms. is an ongoing series of news reports by young feminists. This series is made possible by a grant from SayItForward.org in support of teen journalists and the series editor, Katina Paron.


Lucy Ivey is angry. Although she is, in her own words, a “privileged white girl living in an upper-middle-class neighborhood” who has always attended great schools, the 15-year-old Brooklyn resident is outraged at the segregation of public school education in New York City.

Ivey is one of 70 students involved in Teens Take Charge, a student-led organization fighting for educational equity and school reintegration.

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