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The merits of first-rate educational practices are seldom disputed; education acts as a pathway to individual prosperity, a cornerstone of community well-being, and—perhaps most importantly—a proxy for social mobility. Implications of historical redlining, however, have diminished access to educational opportunities, particularly in marginalized communities. Current literature largely uses traditional metrics, such as per pupil expenditures, to measure educational success; however, this analysis employs more holistic inquiry, leveraging survey data from the NYC Department of Education’s “School Quality Snapshot.” Through spatial analysis and regression models, this research will examine disparities in educational outcomes between redlined neighborhoods across the Bronx, exploring factors including community trust and effective school leadership. In areas historically designated as “undesirable,” this research expects fewer respondents to report favorably on these aspects of educational outcomes. These results may inform targeted interventions and policy reforms to address the root causes of educational disparities in our communities.



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Equity on the Whiteboard: Implications of Historical Redlining on Educational Outcomes