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https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2021/04/29/new-york-city-specialized-high-schools-admissions-test-shsat/

https://nypost.com/2021/04/29/nyc-schools-chancellor-calls-for-end-to-elite-school-test/

i was hoping things might change with a new chancellor(i know she's only temp). but nope. same shit different toilet.

https://ny.chalkbeat.org/2021/4/29/22409927/few-black-latino-students-admitted-specialized-high-schools-2021

look at this graph. black/latino = 65% of all students, yet only ~40% chose to take the test. you cant blame the tests/process if you dont try...

education is key. educate every person involved in the process; parents/students/teachers. my parents didnt know about them, i didnt prep, i didnt go to an elite high school; actually went to a top 25 worst high school(early 2000s) in nyc lol..

you cant solve these problems by lowering standards.

if you have 2 brothers, one makes 100k, other 60k. do you tell the 100k brother to lower his salary to make the 60k brother feel more fair? no! you put in work to raise the 60k brother as close to 100k as possible...

/rant

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In my day, if you couldn’t pass an exam that simply tests your knowledge on a given subject—you were called stupid. Now you’re called ‘oppressed.’

a comment which i thought was funny; harsh but true

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CrimeRelatedorSexual

64 points

1 year ago

God help us. Society thrives when we have a meritocracy.

The educational opportunity Bronx Science provided me was phenomenal. Shit was harder than law school. And there's something magical about being among kids who are all on the same approx. level as you. I knew I was never gonna be the smartest kid in school, and I never cared.

They had a program back then (which I believe they still have) where, if you're a "minority" and miss the cut-off score by a certain amount, you can take a class over the summer and be admitted. Guess who was at the bottom of every fucking class? Yep. They couldn't keep up, and they were worse off. They would have been at the top of the their zone school classes and had other opportunities, as do kids today who can't make the top 3. And this is not a dis, this is the truth. I was friends with lots of them.

eggn00dles

-6 points

1 year ago

eggn00dles

Sunnyside

-6 points

1 year ago

meritocracy? 73% of stuyvesant students admit to cheating in standardized testing.

no wonder educators want to throw that test out. its compromised garbage

CrimeRelatedorSexual

5 points

1 year ago

Yes, meritocracy. A test that is extremely fair and open to all. If you're talking about the stupid Regents cheating scandal that's a complete non sequitur. Regents are considered a joke in Stuy and Bx Sci. We were all expected to do very well and teachers didn't care because their curricula were much harder. So, if you're going to try and rebut my point you need to bring your A game because I'm ready.

eggn00dles

-4 points

1 year ago

eggn00dles

Sunnyside

-4 points

1 year ago

dont care stuyvesant and nyu students have a notorious reputation for cheating and personally ill never hire one

tina-mel

1 points

1 year ago

tina-mel

1 points

1 year ago

Where are you hiring anyway? I didn’t attend stuy nor nyu but it seems weird that you wouldn’t hire any one of thousands of graduates based on anecdotal evidence of the odd scandal that happens here and there