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Wed Jun 13, 2018, 01:26 PM

New Yawkas discuss! No Ethnic Group Owns Stuyvesant. All New Yorkers Do. Mayor

Mayor Bill de Blasioís plan would destroy the best high school in New York City.


De Blasioís Plan for NYC Schools Isnít Anti-Asian. Itís Anti-Racist.
It gives a diverse group of working-class kids a fairer shot, which shouldnít be controversial.


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Reply New Yawkas discuss! No Ethnic Group Owns Stuyvesant. All New Yorkers Do. Mayor (Original post)
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Lucky Luciano Jun 2018 #1

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Wed Jun 13, 2018, 02:07 PM

1. Written by a highly privileged hedge fund manager.

It is not surprising that he thinks that talent can be purely assessed from a single test. After all, that worked for him. All the middle schools that failed to produce good test results donít all have dumb kids - just underprivileged with lower quality schools. Those kids should not be punished for that and there should be assessments accounting for other qualities that may imply hidden potential.

Disclaimer: I am also in the hedge fund industry, so I donít mind being critical of Boazís point of view. Also, I strongly benefitted from a test style assessment because I tend to ace those things. It is not bad to look at other methods though. Gaming the system for a test is not talent. It is gaming the system. A true assessment of talent is not so easy that a silly test will detect it.

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