An influential state politician is warning that an overhaul of the city’s specialized-high-school admissions process is inevitable.
“I don’t think the SHSAT is going to be eliminated,” Liu told the crowd of roughly 100 parents, referring to the Specialized High School Admissions Test, which is currently the sole admissions determinant for the city’s top public high schools.
“The only plan they have put forth is the elimination of the SHSAT, which I don’t think is going to fix the problem,” Liu said.
“That political pressure is going to build every single April when those results come out,” Liu said of annual admissions breakdowns.
“At the end of the day I don’t think we’re just going to maintain the status quo because I don’t think the political atmosphere will allow it.