Amsterdam News Op/Ed: High stakes injustice - How the current specialized H.S. test fails minority students



These specialized high schools, including Bronx Science and Brooklyn Tech, offer students from all backgrounds a promising future, but under the current process, an appallingly small number of minority students are admitted each year. In 2013, only 2.4 percent and 5.4 percent of students admitted to Bronx Science were Black and Latino, respectfully, yet Black and Latino students make up nearly 70 percent of New York City’s public school student body.

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Publication date: 
Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 00:00