The mayor welcomed the endorsement and “looks forward” to working with the caucus on scrapping the test, said spokesman William Baskin-Gerwitz in a statement.
Many at the rally complained that the mayor’s meeting, which wasn’t open to the public, was an apparent last ditch effort to sway the opinion of some members of the Asian community.
The mayor apologized to the room for “any feelings that were hurt by the way they conducted the process,” Chu said.
Chu felt the opinions in the room skewed heavily in favor of the mayor, a sentiment she expressed to the chancellor.
They need the resources, they need the prep from gifted and talented that will help them pass the test.