High-Stakes Standardized Testing Supporter: Jeffrey Dinowitz

Name: Jeffrey Dinowitz
Assembly Link: https://nyassembly.gov/mem/Jeffrey-Dinowitz
Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeffrey_Dinowitz
Phone: 718-796-5345

Assembly-member  Dinowitz claims the typical “the test is not the problem” position.  He gives no solutions to “the real problem”, just that it’s not the fact we use the SHSAT exam as the SOLE measure of merit for access to Specialized High Schools.

Media: Assemblyman Dinowitz Decries Efforts to End Merit-Based Admissions in Specialized High Schools

Media: Bronx assemblyman implicated in racially charged school segregation scandal has never hired a black staffer during 25-year career

Media: Assemblyman Tried to Block Minorities From Attending Riverdale School: Suit

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.…


This is one of the original New York Times articles reporting on the passage of the Hecht-Calandra law.

New York City Democrats split into emotionally charged camps to day as the Assembly passed a bill designed to limit the Board of Education’s power to alter the city’s four specialized high schools.

The measure passed, 107 to 35, and was sent to the Senate after minority‐group members led the opposition and accused white colleagues of seeking an exclusionary racial quota at the schools.