Over the summer, families of Asian students, who are the highest performers on the specialized high school exam, protested Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposition to have that exam eliminated. A new simulation shows how the exam’s elimination could affect the makeup of the student bodies. Eagle file photo by Mary Frost
Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza proposed last June that the grueling, high-stakes test for admission to the city’s top eight high schools, including Brooklyn Tech and Brooklyn Latin School, be eliminated.
Using one test as the sole criterion for admissions has been called unfair and discriminatory, especially to kids of color with access to fewer educational resources.
Under the proposed plan,…