So many of my peers are going to leave the city as soon as their kids turn 4, or turn to charters or private school. Your kid’s life is your choice, but they’re not the only kid out there. And there is compelling evidence that desegregation of public schools increases educational outcomes for all students involved.
And yet the young “New Philadelphians” who have moved here and willed the city to mold itself to their specifications don’t plan on investing in public education. They don’t seem to invest in much outside of their own self-interests, in a city where poverty engulfs swaths of the city blocks outside of their own enclaves. Not their problem.