CBS New York Mayor De Blasio Details Plan To Diversify New York City’s Elite High Schools by Marcia Kramer
Manhattan Councilman Ben Kallos, an alum of Bronx Science, is against the changes.
“The fact that fewer black and Hispanic kids is getting into these schools is not the failure of the schools. It’s the failure of the public education system that has been failing them since day one,” Kallos said.
The mayor admits getting Albany to eliminate the tests may be difficult and that he may have to wait until next year.
A statement from the Brooklyn Tech Alumni Foundation and the Stuyvesant High School Alumni Association pointed out that the mayor’s admissions formula is “exceedingly complicated.” It also says the plan does not address “educational disparities across New York City middle schools.”