The parallels with Mayor de Blasio’s racist targeting of “overrepresented” Asians at New York’s specialized high schools, including Stuyvesant, Bronx Science and Brooklyn Tech, are all too obvious.
In 1971, New York state mandated an admissions test to the city’s specialized high schools to ensure meritocratic admission.
In one scheme, he arbitrarily takes 20 percent of the seats away from each Specialized High School to limit seats available to Asians.
What’s more, they would lead to a significant portion of the student body being unprepared for the pace and levels at which the Specialized High Schools currently operate.
We believe in studying, and studying is especially necessary when so many of the mayor’s schools teach to ever-lowered standards to meet ever-more contrived metrics.