Trying to Get Minorities to Attend Private Schools is Tough

Private School Diversity

All private schools claim to be champions of diversity. Some make valient efforts. Some are successful, most are not. Public school figures for Maryland show a diversity rate of about 50 percent. Most independent schools, such as the Park School of Baltimore, can’t seem to surpass 30 percent. Straight Up: Urban Voice’s Nathan Randrianarvielo, who is a senior at the Park School, explores why.


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