The specialized high schools are not the only prestigious public high schools in New York City.
The impressive academic success of the specialized high schools and so many of its alumni prove the SHSAT has identified some very talented people.
De Blasio’s plan does not discriminate against Asian-Americans or keep them out of the specialized high schools.
Only 6 percent of New York City public high school students go to one of the specialized schools.
The citywide problem with inequality is determined overwhelmingly by the segregation of the far more numerous non-selective schools than the specialized schools or other “screened” schools.