PS 1 - April 14, 1989 is the day that changed my life. On...

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April 14, 1989 is the day that changed my life. On that day in April the county court system ruled that a neighboring suburban school must allow children that live in the apartments on the border to enroll in their school. Months before the ruling, the NAACP had filed a lawsuit against the suburban school alleging that they for years had taken property taxes from the apartments but forced the children to go to the urban school. The suburban school offered to pay back the taxes it had taken over the years but the NAACP still filed suit asking the court to require that the school allow the students in the apartments to enroll in the suburban school the next year. A few months before my 5th birthday my mother divorced my father and moved my big brother and I with her to a large apartment building between a wealthy predominantly Jewish neighborhood and lower middle class urban predominantly African American neighborhood. She enrolled able to enroll us at a prosperous suburban public school that prided itself on having the best test scores in the country, large amount of national merit scholars, percent of students that attend college, and its annual appearance on Time Magazine list of top schools. I was an outcast
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