Last year, the mayor announced plans to phase out the test and change admission requirements for the city’s eight specialized high schools amid calls for more diversity.
Although black and Latino students make up 70% of the student body, they make up just over 10% of students in specialized high schools.
In 2019, Stuyvesant High School only accepted seven black students to their incoming class of 895.
The proposed change would allow for the top 7% of students at every middle school a chance to attend a specialized high school.
He told Chalkbeat that he and other lawmakers will try to repeal the law and take the state out of the New York City education system.