City’s Elite High Schools Accept Fewer Black and Hispanic Students in 2016

New York City’s eight specialized high schools, which grant┬áseats based solely on a standardized test score, offered fewer spots to black and hispanic students this year than in 2015. African-American students won just four percent of available seats, while hispanic students account for seven percent of the total. Together, those groups make up 70 percent of the city’s student population.

Patrick Wall, at ChalkBeat New York, explains the story in greater depth here.

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