Assembly-member Yuh-Line Niou is a proponent of keeping the SHSAT exam as the SOLE measure of merit for access to Specialized High Schools.
Although her website claims to be against standardized testing, this is false. Speaker Heastie reported that assembly-member Niou was one of the key assembly-members to lobby against allowing the 2018 SHSAT bill on the floor for a vote.
In blocking this vote, assembly-member Niou blocked a proposal that would fix a historic under-representation of girls in our top STEM high schools. Since the blocked proposal would increase girls at specialized high schools from 44% to 67%.
Response to 2018 SHSAT Results
After complaining that she did not have time to discuss the mayor’s 2018 SHSAT proposal, Assembly-member Niou ignored the subject for the entire year.
The internet was abuzz with discussion after it was shown that only 7 Black students were given offers to Stuyvesant high school due to the SHSAT exam. Assembly-member Niou had absolutely no response to the result.
I asked but got no response either.
She did have time to post Baby shark though.