Response: De Blasio’s attempt to reduce the number of Asian-American students in the Discovery Program is unconstitutional

Recently, Attorney “Chris Kieser” wrote an opinion on the SHSAT, Specialized High Schools, and the Discovery Program.  Sadly, being an opinion piece, there was little fact-checking. 

Mr. Kieser’s comments are quoted below.

New York City’s specialized high schools are the envy of the nation.

The above statement seems to be the standard opening to the SHSAT defense but is never backed by empirical data.  Any results from Specialized High Schools should be statistically corrected for “Selection Bias” [1], and also the size of the student pool in New York City. …