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    De Blasio to lower admission criteria for minorities to elite NYC HS

    62% of the high achieving high school students are Asian. 6% are hispanic and 4% black while these 2 groups make up 68% of NYC high school students.

    Blacks & hispanics will now have 20% of the slots designated for them, regardless if they make the cut off score for other groups.

    The eight specialized high schools enroll 15,540 students; Half are low-income, while 62% are Asian, 24% are white, 6% are Latino, and 4% are black, according to city data.
    In the public system overall, by contrast, 68% of high school students are Latino or Black.

    So to make things more fair for 2 groups, 2 different groups must be penalized. No word when the mayor is going to create quotas for the football and basketball teams.

    Mayor Bill de Blasio is pushing for fundamental changes to address a lack of diversity at these elite institutions, which admit students by a single exam score.
    In one definite step, he said 20% of ninth-grade slots will be set aside for low-income students who just miss the test-score cutoff for entry to these schools, which include Stuyvesant High School, starting in fall 2019.

    Allan Wang, a senior at Stuyvesant, said students who couldn’t pass the test could flounder in its pressure-cooker environment. He started a company teaching science and math to middle schoolers from around the city and said many lacked basic skills like multiplication. “Instead of trying to win some easy political points, why not tackle the real problem and fix the pipeline?” by improving the low-performing schools, he said.
    only the government is allowed to racially discriminate
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    Why do people do this? What do they think this will accomplish?

    I've seen first hand what happens when you change admissions to admit students that don't normally qualify.
    They don't make it. What good is it to admit a student who fails to reach the admissions standards, if they flunk out
    after a single semester?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SamSpade View Post
    Why do people do this? What do they think this will accomplish?
    He is sending the message that blacks and hispanics can't compete on a level playing field and must be given an unfair advantage. So this would indicate that the mayor is actually a bigot for holding these views.

    Aren't Asians a minority in the US? Somehow this group seems to overachieve academically. Perhaps the mayor should study the traits of Asians that make them such good students. Then the other 2 groups could mimic those behaviors to achieve success instead of just jumping line.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SamSpade View Post
    What good is it to admit a student who fails to reach the admissions standards, if they flunk out
    after a single semester?
    Silly, because you can then say that you're all woke and chit, and be down with the brown man. See DeBlasio not being a racist?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SamSpade View Post
    Why do people do this? What do they think this will accomplish?

    I've seen first hand what happens when you change admissions to admit students that don't normally qualify.
    They don't make it. What good is it to admit a student who fails to reach the admissions standards, if they flunk out
    after a single semester?
    They take the grants and the loans they get and run for the hood.

    Been there, seen that.
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