The Specialized Science High Schools Exam will change this October, but the new questions are unlikely to increase the schools’ diversity.
My former colleagues, Akil Bello and Brendan Mernin, have a thought-provoking article in the Daily News: De Blasio’s SHSAT test changes: Too timid to improve diversity at Stuyvesant, Bronx Science, Brooklyn Tech and other schools
The Specialized Science High Schools Exam (SHSAT) will have small changes to its content this October, in keeping with a campaign promise by Mayor de Blasio that he would work to increase diversity at these schools and make their student populations more in line with the city’s.
Bello and Mernin, who have each tutored the SHSAT for two decades, are skeptical. They believe winners will be students with access to test prep. Their arguments are sound.