Progressive backlash? A coalition pressing for more selectivity in schools notches key wins in NYC education council elections

“Parents backed by a group pressing for more rigorous programs and selective admissions practices captured a significant foothold in this year’s NYC education council elections, fueling the often contentious debate over some of the city’s more progressive education policies.

The organization, Parent Leaders for Accelerated Curriculum and Education, or PLACE, pushed back against a progressive wave that had been gaining strength over the last several years in New York.”

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