Assembly-member William Colton is a proponent of keeping the SHSAT exam as the SOLE measure of merit for access to Specialized High Schools.
Assembly-member Colton conveniently leaves out the fact that NYC’s gifted & talented programs actually increase segregation. Parents from across the city opportunity hoard these competitive seats and we have a replay of the SHSAT issue but with 5 year-olds.
Besides the Gifted and Talented admissions process issues. Gifted and Talented programs also remove many of the highest performing students in every classroom. This has a dampening effect on most students left behind. In-class student ability grouping is much more effective and has less negative side-effects. E.g. Differentiated Instruction strategies.
Senator Colton calling on SHSAT supporters to rally before a planned Senate “hearing”.
Mr. Colton rallying anti-reform protests by invoking Dr. Martin Luther King. You can’t make this stuff up…
According to a seating NY Assemblyman, using multiple-measures for a public high-school’s admission process is a kin to “destroying the future of our children”.