Old Howard Union

23 – New York City’s Specialized Public High Schools

Show Notes – Timestamps, and links of importance to topics discussed in the podcast


00:28 – NYT “The Daily”, Why Did New York’s Most Selective Public Schools Admit Only 7 Black Studentshttps://castbox.fm/x/12srW
01:07 – SHSAT is the examination required to be admitted into the selective public schools.
01:26 – Part of the Scandal regarding the Specialized Public High Schools.
01:38 – Statistics regarding demographics of New York City Schools, https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/reports/doe-data-at-a-glance
02:38 – Statistics regarding American education compared globally, https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/02/15/u-s-students-internationally-math-science/
07:22 – NYT “The Daily”, Why Did New York’s Most Selective Public Schools Admit Only 7 Black Students, time stamp for students who were not aware of the exam. “09:45”
09:57 – Change the nature of admitting students into these schools to stem inequalities and inequities.
13:05 – The mayor and his proposal to scrap the examination itself.
13:22 – My personal take on the proposal.
15:58 – Culture.
16:17 – Those against the change in the entry to these schools.
17:22 – What we should do to make the schools more equitable.
18:21 – Judge people on their character.
18:50 – A crisis of opportunity.
20:11 – Statistic regarding how many minorities are admitted into these specialized public schools, https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/07/nyregion/admissions-specialized-high-schools-new-york.amp.html

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