Battle Rages Over Plan Intended To Diversify NYC Specialized High Schools

At a rally Tuesday at City Hall Park, a group of mostly Asian-American parents, organizers, and politicians gathered to protest Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposal to eliminate the Specialized High School Admissions Test, the SHSAT, the sole determining factor for admission into the city’s eight specialized high schools. In front of reporters, curious onlookers, and the police, they gave speeches into a megaphone and chanted “Keep the test!,” “Kill the bill!” and...

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