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Race and Specialized High School Admissions


Ahead of Thursday's public hearing in Manhattan, New York Senator John Liu (D, 11-Queens), chair of the NYC Education Committee, talks about Albany's role in addressing diversity in NYC schools, including proposals to change the admissions process at the specialized high schools. He’s joined by Senator Robert Jackson (D-31 West Side and Upper Manhattan) to talk about the hearing in his district.To RSVP for the Manhattan Community Forum on School Diversity & Specialized High School Admissions, click here."Last year, the Mayor and the Chancellor put this plan on the table… in the process, it completely excluded the entire Asian community," says @LiuNewYork on specialized high school admissions. "Not only were Asian-Americans excluded, but they were deliberately excluded." — Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) May 23, 2019"I'm not locked into those examinations, even some of the best colleges in the country are not using an exam to see if someone should get in," says @RJackson_NYC of specialized high school admissions. — Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) May 23, 2019"The way this entire debate has been framed is that there must be gains for some, and those gains necessarily come as losses for others," says @LiuNewYork on specialized high schools. "I have absolutely no doubt… we can bring the African-American and Asian communities together." — Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) May 23, 2019


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 23 May 2019  39m