Number Of Black And Latino Students Admitted To NYC Specialized High Schools Falls To Lowest Level In 3 Years

“The de Blasio administration’s open hostility to the test has led to the DOE failing to inform students of free test prep opportunities, said Lucas Liu, a member of District 3’s Community Education Council and co-president of PLACE NYC which supports the specialized high schools. The admission test is not the problem, but rather the failure of adequate education to do well on the test, Liu said.

“If you provide the same quality education to all kids starting in elementary school, so when they get to middle school and they’re going to take that screening test, they’re ready,” Liu said Thursday. “But they don’t do that and they use the test to say it’s racist, versus the test is highlighting which students you’re not educating properly.”

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