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Bill de Blasio's school admissions plan would restrict the admission of white children



Mayor de Blasio's controversial plan to change its inclusion in the city's top colleges would reduce the number of white children from 24 percent to 15 percent, based on Ministry of Education projections.

Asian students would also get a big punch. Their enrollment in the eight elite schools would decline by more than half – from the current 62 percent to a predicted 30 percent, says the DOE.

The proposal, also promoted by Federal Chancellor Richard Carranza, would phase out the SHSAT admission test for the top schools, including Stuyvesant, Bronx HS of Science and Brooklyn Tech.

Instead, the city would offer seats for the top 7 percent of students in each of the 600 middle schools, based on their grades and scores on 8th math and English exams

The plan aims to reduce the low enrollment of blacks and Latin American children. At present, these children, who make up 67 percent of the city's population, have only 1

0 percent of the seats in all eight schools.

At Stuyvesant, the most popular, it's only 4 percent.

A ninth specialized school, LaGuardia HS – the "Fame!" School of Art and the Performing Arts – would not be affected because it involves children through auditions, art portfolios, grades and test scores.


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