Mayor Bill de Blasio admitted Wednesday that New York City’s controversial plan to eliminate the specialized high school admissions test “didn’t work,” and indicated openness to keeping the exam.
He said the city is open to listening to alternative ideas but he and de Blasio still don’t believe the #SHSAT is effective.
WHAT IS THE SPECIALIZED HIGH SCHOOL ADMISSIONS TEST?
The powerful alumni groups from the specialized high schools have successfully lobbied for decades to keep SHSAT.
The specialized high schools rely solely on SHSAT to admit students every year.