(The ninth specialized high school, Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, does not use the exam in its admissions process.)
We know that there are segments within our community who do not have access to the specialized high schools,” she said.
While the state has jurisdiction over the specialized high schools, de Blasio’s city government could roll out these changes to non-specialized high schools overnight, McGraw said.
If de Blasio’s June 2018 plan did take effect, Chin, the filmmaker, predicted, it would change the culture of the specialized high schools.
“I’m very grateful for my specialized high school education, but I’ve had to decolonize my mind from the idea that I’ve had to work myself to a pulp to prove myself.”