This video, “A tale of two schools: Race and education on Long Island,” was produced a few years back by the Erase Racism project.
It is 26 minutes long, but I encourage you to stay with it to the end. David is a senior at Wyandanch High School, which is poor and lacks resources, not to mention high expectations. Owen attends the far more affluent Rockville Center High School, which is resource-rich and where he has become friends with many affluent students.
Their experiences clearly show why and how integration is so important to student success.