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qns.com: 'I am going to keep pushing this proposal': Carranza urges state lawmakers to repeal SHSAT law – QNS.com

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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 percent of the student body, they make up just over 10 percent 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 percent of students at every middle school a chance to attend a specialized high school.

“So, until I get a better proposal, I am going to keep pushing this proposal,” Carranza said.

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