Town Council Speaker Corey Johnson said Thursday town must take a serious have a look at including extra specialized prime schools to assist be certain that extra minority scholars have access.
Throughout a segment on WYNC radio, Johnson mentioned he agreed with a caller who recommended the council to take a deep dive on reviewing the feasibility of specialized-faculty enlargement.
“We just want to create extra seats in more remarkable schools, and never just fight about how you can get into them,” said the caller, “Mark from Astoria.”
The speaker shot back, “I trust you,” including that he believes this is “an excessively large issue that people are hooked in to on each side.”
However, Johnson also mentioned he believes the low collection of black and Latino scholars who’re getting into those colleges in the course of the current checking out system “is unacceptable.”
He also stated there’s quite a few time to review choices bearing in mind state lawmakers won’t be taking action each time quickly on Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to diversify the town’s top prime colleges by way of eliminating the one admissions exam.
“we’re going to have time to have a whole dialog with all stakeholders approximately extra specialized faculties, about the assessments — about methods to make sure it’s extra consultant of recent York Town scholars at large,” Johnson said.