When advocates within the DOE didn’t get their way in eliminating geographic preferences at some high schools, they targeted the screening criteria, devising a complex mathematical formula to racially re-engineer those top schools while undermining the standards that make them top schools.
Effie Zakry, a vice president of the Citywide Council on High Schools, hit the nail on the head: This is “a lottery system masquerading as a selective process.” It dishonors hard work and earning top grades.
Middle- and high-school admissions were already a fraught process that the last mayor made even more confounding. This madness will only add to parents’ rage.
Read the full op-ed on the NY Post: https://nypost.com/2022/02/09/eric-adams-must-crack-down-on-doe-thats-still-lowering-school-standards/