Asian-American leaders emerged from Gracie Mansion after meeting with Mayor de Blasio and his Schools Chancellor about their push to scrap the high stakes test that determines admission to the city’s eight elite public high schools.
But some Asian groups say the plan would hurt their community.
He wishes he had sat down with them sooner,” a de Blasio spokesman told NY1.
Some community leaders were skeptical of the mayor’s outreach, claiming that some vocal supporters of keeping the admissions test were not invited to the meeting.
De Blasio told the room he wanted to continue hearing from the Asian community, but one parent questioned his sincerity, noting the mayor still wants Albany to change the admissions process.