Tessa's elementary and middle school did not focus on cultural inclusion. Despite the fact that the majority of the students were students of color, the all-white staff did not make any effort towards cultural inclusion or make immigrants feel welcome
When Tessa took the placement test for New York City's specialized magnet schools, nobody bothered explaining to her or her family what the implications of the testing were. Tessa put down Bronx Science as her #1 choice simply because she liked the way the name sounded
Tessa, I have some great news. You've been accepted to Bronx Science. Congratulations!
Wait... you don't know? It's a specialized school for math & science. It's ranked as the #1 public school in the state.