Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Testimony to encourage integration and the reform of the specialized HS admissions process

Today the City Council held hearings on a raft of proposals , including bills and resolutions to encourage school integration, diversity and reforming the admissions process at the specialized high schools.  

The admissions to the specialized high schools has resulted in terribly racially disparate results and relies on one controversial high-stakes exam, the SHSAT.  Sadly, some of the proposals put forward by Council Members, including expanding gifted programs and the number of selective schools, would merely worsen segregation and stratification, as I explain in my submitted testimony below.

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