Schools chancellor calls for more black, Latino students in city’s specialized high schools

“We’re the only city in America that requires a single test for admission to a public school,” he said. “So I’m asking the question . . . ‘Is that OK?’ I’m asking the question, ‘Is that justice for our kids?’ ”
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“You have brilliant black and Latino students . . . if they don’t do well on that test, given one day, for one time period, for one opportunity, if they do not do well they don’t get the opportunity,” said the chancellor, who derided the current system as “neither reliable or valid.”


http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/education/ny-metro-carranza-specialized-high-schools-20180915-story.html

In a wide-ranging interview, Carranza takes issue with admissions to New York City’s gifted programs

Chancellor Richard Carranza in a wide-ranging interview with Chalkbeat.

“There is no body of knowledge that I know of that has pointed to the fact that you can give a test to a 4-year-old or a 5-year-old and determine if they’re gifted,” he said. “Those tests — and it’s pretty clear — are more a measure of the privilege of a child’s home than true giftedness.”

https://www.chalkbeat.org/posts/ny/2018/08/17/in-a-wide-ranging-interview-carranza-takes-issue-with-admissions-to-new-york-citys-gifted-programs/