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Thu Nov 15, 2012, 10:52 AM

Young, Gifted & Not Attending a Specialized High School

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http://www.dominionofnewyork.com/2012/11/15/young-gifted-not-attending-a-specialized-high-school/

It's sad when private school is a better choice than a public one because the latter is less diverse.

Twin sisters Ogor and Ngozi Ogehdo, both 21-years-old and now college students left the public school system behind after elementary school for lots of reasons. They considered returning to attend a specialized high school, but chose not to because they believed they’d be happier and in a more diverse environment at a private school. ...

“We aren’t making the allegation that the test is the problem but what we are saying is that the use of the test as a sole criterion is just bad educational policy,” said Rachel Kleinman ... “It’s just a question of the city not keeping up with best practices and we think a change will be better for all students.”

Kleinman said improving access to test preparation – the solution proposed by many — isn’t enough. “Test prep is definitely an issue and the city does give some free test prep,” Kleinman said. “However, preparing students for a test that doesn’t actually test anything is bad educational policy. It certainly can help but it’s not the ultimate answer.” ...

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Thu Nov 15, 2012, 11:11 AM

1. link?

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Response to ehrnst (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 04:22 PM

3. thanks! i can't believe i forgot that

including the link is the least i could do -- thanks for the help.

crazy that bloomberg is taking such an oversimplified position on this. he says there's "nothing subjective" in the admission process because it relies on a single test score. great. um, there are test prep time & costs. there's the fact that test taking is a small part of school, life, and performance. as a good test taker, i have a good sense to know admissions shouldn't be based on a test score alone.

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