Stuyvesant High School Admitted 762 New Students. Only 7 Are Black.

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  1. Lil Mike

    Lil Mike Well-Known Member

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    The New York Times is mighty upset by this.

    Stuyvesant High School Admitted 762 New Students. Only 7 Are Black.

    About 10 percent of offers to New York City’s most elite public high schools went to Black and Latino students this year, education officials announced on Thursday, in a school system where they make up more than two-thirds of the student population overall.

    The numbers — which have remained stubbornly low for years — placed a fresh spotlight on racial and ethnic disparities in the nation’s largest school system.

    At Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan, the most selective of the city’s so-called specialized schools, seven of the 762 offers made went to Black students, down from 11 last year and eight in 2021.

    Gaps at many of the other schools were also stark: Out of 287 offers made at Staten Island Technical High School, for example, two Black students were accepted — up from zero last year — along with seven Latino students.

    The annual numbers traditionally fan a debate over the admissions process at the eight schools, to which acceptance is determined by a single entrance exam. About 26,000 eighth graders took the test last fall, and just under 4,000 were offered seats.

    The real issue is that when only standardized testing is used to determine entrance, Asians dominate. But wait you say, I didn't see Asians mentioned in these first few paragraphs!

    You have to scroll down quite a ways to see that.

    Asian students typically receive more than half of all offers — this year they received 53 percent —
     
  2. FatBack

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    If biden's kids were young again that's where he'd want to send them!

    Sounds about as close to the good old days of segregation he remembers as anything.

    Not so much of a racial jungle
     
  3. CKW

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    We need to do a deep dive to see what those Asian families are doing to raise such motivated and successful kids.

    I have a feeling having children out of wedlock is really low in that community.
     
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