How the Mayor’s Big Decision Could Upend N.Y.C. School Admissions

Yiatin Chu, a Manhattan parent who signed the email to politicians, said there was wide support among members of the group for some changes to the admissions program, despite their deep concern about the city eliminating the programs altogether.

Ms. Chu, who is the co-president of PLACE, a parent group that has pushed for accelerated academic options in city schools, said families simply wanted a role in shaping the next iteration of gifted education — and that they thought it was unfair that they have been left in the dark for so long.

“Still not knowing as we enter this new school year is just really disrespectful of families,” she said.

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