At Stuyvesant, the most competitive of the specialized high schools, only 10 offers went to black students — out of 766 total offers.
“Diversity in our specialized high schools remains stagnant, because we know a single test does not capture our students’ full potential.
Eight of the specialized high schools admit students based solely on the results of the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test, or SHSAT.
Efforts to change the state law over specialized high school admissions have failed.
Kirsten Foy, has pushed for more gifted and talented programs, more specialized high schools, and more access to test preparation.