Mayor Eric Adams must crack down on DOE that’s still lowering school standards

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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: