"Chicago and Paris"

"Chicago and Paris"

Marco Oberti
  • © Cécile Duflot© Cécile Duflot

« Chicago and Paris, Two Cities with School Segregation? », by Marco Oberti, Books & Ideas. Translated by Pasacle Torracinta.

French programs of “positive discrimination” are supposed to help open elite education to socially disadvantaged students. While challenging the idea that diversity is truly promoted in the United States, a comparative study of current trends in Paris and Chicago show the opacity of the selection criteria in Paris, and the existence of a clear geographical segregation.

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