Senator Andrew Gounardes defends the use of the single SHSAT multiple-choice test as the SOLE measure of a student’s academic ability without any reservation. Senator Gounardes has a classic “Resource Hoarding” position. His constituents are over-represented by the exam, hence he defends it.
Senator Gounardes also claims the typical “the test is not the problem” position. He does not acknowledge anti-female bias in the SHSAT.…
Senator Stavisky is the ranking member on the Democrat Senate’s Education Committee. She’s also a vocal proponent of keeping the SHSAT exam as the SOLE measure of merit for access to Specialized High Schools.
Her son’s lobbying firm also recently took a contract for over $65,000 to lobby for the SHSAT exam.