Don’t Scrap the Test, Help Black Kids Ace It
Commentary on New York’s elite high schools has focused wrongly on access over preparation.
Black kids have trouble with a test that gets you into top public schools. Dump the test or help black kids get better at it? Choose the latter and many think you’re somewhere between unenlightened and mean. This underestimates black kids, I argue.
A great piece in
on the debate about the SHSAT and specialized high schools in NYC
"This year, only 7 out of 895 admits to Stuyvesant were black, as opposed to 587 Asian and 194 white kids. Only 12 out of the 803 students admitted to the Bronx High School of Science were black, and only 95 out of 1,825 admitted to Brooklyn Tech"
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