What’s Going on with New York’s Elite Public High Schools?

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What’s Going on with New York’s Elite Public High Schools?

The Atlantic, 6.14.18

An essay co-authored by Margaret Chin, a professor of sociology at Hunter College and The Graduate Center, CUNY, who argues that New York City’s specialized high schools are a model of opportunity. They have stellar academic records, and, being public, they are free to attend. Admission is determined based on how middle schoolers do on a standardized test.That test—called the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test, or SHSAT—has been the sole admissions criterion for eight of the nine specialized high schools for a couple of decades.And earlier this month, New York City’s mayor, Bill de Blasio, put forward a radical proposal: Get rid of the test.

Submitted on: JUN 14, 2018

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