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.
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Democrat lawmakers who support Hecht-Calandra
|First Name||Last Name||House||Discuss||Summary|
|Latrice||Walker||Assembly||latrice-walker||Another specialized high school alumni protecting the status quo they believe they're indebted to|
|Eric||Adams||Mayoral Candidate||eric-adams||Reversed his position after his campaign funding was reportedly threatened|
|William||Colton||Assembly||william-colton||Erroneously believes more gifted and talented programs is the answer.|
|John||Liu||Senate||john-liu||Once open to reform, now blocking the bill in committee|
|Yuh-Line||Niou||Assembly||yuh-line-niou||Instrumental in killing the 2018 proposal|
|Jumaane||Williams||Public Advocate||jumaane-d-williams||Went to Specialized high school, and now has the "it worked for me, so nothing's wrong" view|
|Andrew||Gounardes||Senate||andrew-gounardes||Strongly opposes SHSAT reform, openly for resource hoarding for his seat.|
|Jeffrey||Dinowitz||Assembly||20 year Bronx Assembly member and Bronx Science Alum. Isn't concerned Bronx kids have little representation in Bronx Science.|
|Ron||Kim||Assembly||Assembly Education Committee, voted against SHSAT proposal.|
|Toby||Stavisky||Senate||Senate Education Committee ranking member, Son's firm paid to lobby against SHSAT proposal|