Critics target the city’s eight specialized schools for using a single test to determine who gets to enter. But other selective public high-schools use a confusing mix of admissions policies that raise their own questions about transparency and fairness.
The proposal has supporters on the Upper West Side, as disparities in enrollment and admissions policies are under scrutiny citywide.
The effort to compel the DOE to release the information is part of a years’ long effort by the Community Education Council of District 2 to turn what is often an opaque, confusing and infuriating process into one of greater fairness and greater transparency, CEC members say.
Parents know a school is coming to 75 Morton Street. What they don’t know is where its students will come from.