High-Stakes, Standardized Testing Democrats

You might be tempted to think that a law that goes so boldly against established science would not find support in a liberal state like New York. You’d be wrong.

Here’s a list of Democrat lawmakers who stand by the use of a single 50 math question, and 50 English question exam as the SOLE measure of a 12-year old’s academic merit.

Help us fill this list. Contact your Assembly and Senate representatives and ask them where they stand on the SHSAT debate.

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Pro-SHSAT Democrats

Democrat lawmakers who support Hecht-Calandra

First NameLast NameHouseDiscussSummary
LatriceWalkerAssemblylatrice-walkerAnother specialized high school alumni protecting the status quo they believe they're indebted to
EricAdamsMayoral Candidateeric-adamsReversed his position after his campaign funding was reportedly threatened
WilliamColtonAssemblywilliam-coltonErroneously believes more gifted and talented programs is the answer.
JohnLiuSenatejohn-liuOnce open to reform, now blocking the bill in committee
Yuh-LineNiouAssemblyyuh-line-niouInstrumental in killing the 2018 proposal
JumaaneWilliamsPublic Advocatejumaane-d-williamsWent to Specialized high school, and now has the "it worked for me, so nothing's wrong" view
AndrewGounardesSenateandrew-gounardesStrongly opposes SHSAT reform, openly for resource hoarding for his seat.
JeffreyDinowitzAssembly

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20 year Bronx Assembly member and Bronx Science Alum. Isn't concerned Bronx kids have little representation in Bronx Science.
RonKimAssembly

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Assembly Education Committee, voted against SHSAT proposal.
TobyStaviskySenate

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Senate Education Committee ranking member, Son's firm paid to lobby against SHSAT proposal