High-Stakes Standardized Testing Supporter: Ron T. Kim

Name: Ron T. Kim
Assembly Link: https://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/Ron-Kim
Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_Kim_(politician)
Phone: 718-445-0004

Assembly-member  Ron T. Kim seats on the Democrat Senate’s Education Committee.  He’s a proponent of keeping the SHSAT exam as the SOLE measure of merit for access to Specialized High Schools.

Media: https://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/ny-pol-carl-heastie-school-desegregation-20180607-story.html

Response to 2018 SHSAT Results

After lobbying to kill the 2018 SHSAT reform bill, Assembly-member Kim had nothing to say about the poor diversity in offers. Only 7 Black students got offers to Stuyvesant high school due to the exam.

Mr. Kim did have time to joke about the exam though

It’s clear Assembly-member Kim was never interested in dialog. Nor has he been interested in issues with using 114 multiple-choice questions as the ONLY admissions criteria to public schools.