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Why SHSAT Has to Go

Posted 1/22/21

To the Editor: Mayor de Blasio and Chancellor Carranza (Mr. Independent-Minded) are highly critical of the Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT) for reasons that make sense.

They feel that its role as an exclusive selection criterion for most screened schools associated with academic excellence is unfair. Supporters of the SHSAT insist that it is an objective and effective measure of merit that should be preserved.

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