92 percent of NYC parents ‘extremely concerned’ about school admissions, poll finds

A poll of more than 1,000 city parents found that 92 percent are “extremely or very concerned” about Department of Education grading and admissions overhauls amid coronavirus-induced turmoil, according to the PLACE advocacy group.

Respondents objected to the junking of grades for all K-8 kids and worried that the crisis was providing a pretext for the hasty execution of larger agendas.

“Many parents fear that means the Chancellor will use the pandemic as cover to remove highly coveted screened schools and programs,” PLACE said in a statement.

Link to full NY Post article: https://nypost.com/2020/05/06/92-of-nyc-parents-extremely-concerned-about-school-admissions-poll-says/