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Andrew Yang: Admission to elite schools shouldn't just be about tests

Added 10-21-19 08:18:02pm EST - “WASHINGTON ?" Presidential hopeful Andrew Yang said the high-stakes tests required for entry into New York City's elite public high schools should not be the only requirement for admission. "I think?” - Nypost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nypost.com: “Andrew Yang: Admission to elite schools shouldn’t just be about tests”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

WASHINGTON – Presidential hopeful Andrew Yang said the high-stakes tests required for entry into New York City’s elite public high schools should not be the only requirement for admission.

“I think we should de-emphasize them. If they are going to be used and they should be used in conjunction with more holistic practices,” Yang told The Post.

New York state law mandates a standardized test for admission into Stuyvesant High School, Bronx Science and Brooklyn Tech among other elite public New York City schools.

The test has come under scrutiny by Mayor Bill de Blasio and others because black and Hispanic enrollment has fallen at the elite schools while Asian American enrollment has increased.

De Blasio had pitched ditching the admissions tests as the best way to resolve the disproportionate rate of white and Asian students gaining entrance to the city’s elite specialized high schools. But under pressure from Asian American politicians and others, de Blasio changed his tune.

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