New Bill Seeks to Repeal State Law Governing NYC’s Specialized High Schools Admissions
State lawmakers are trying a new approach to help enroll more Black and Latino students at New York City’s elite but segregated specialized high schools. A group of Assembly members this week filed a bill to repeal the state law governing admission to the schools, which would then give the city control.
The proposed law would phase out the current admissions process by 2022, partly to give the city time to come up with a new admissions plan.
“We’re not calling for any policies, we’re just saying the state should stay out of it,” said Assembly Member Charles Barron, a co-sponsor of the legislation introduced Wednesday.