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The first meeting of the newly formed South Brooklyn Coalition for Quality Education drew a large crowd.

The Keep-the-SHSAT movement found a foothold in Southwest Brooklyn’s Asian community, where parents noted that a large number of Asian American students gain admission to elite high schools.

Colton, on the other hand, is advocating expanding gifted programs into all of the city’s middle schools, something he has said would give youngsters a better chance of getting into elite high schools.

It needs a new approach.”If the education standards are raised for all students, then the city will see more minority youngsters being accepted into elite high school, Doyle predicted.

The view is different on the other end of the borough, where elected officials supported the plan to scrap the SHSAT.

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