The Problem with NYC High-school Admissions

For years, a debate has swirled over whether specialized schools should expand their admissions criteria. But that discussion has largely ignored how the Department of Education (DOE) selects students for its other more than 400 high schools.

“New York is unique in having this system where all the schools have different admissions procedures,” says Sean Corcoran of the Research Alliance for New York City Schools, who has studied high school admissions.

The problem with NYC High-Schol Admissions is not just the test. Read more

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