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CoalitionEDU Advocates to Protect the SHSAT

New York, NY - June 2nd, 2018 - Following the recent announcement from the Office of Mayor Bill de Blasio, CoalitionEDU has decided to reject the mayor's decision to back legislation that removes the merit-based Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT) and replaces it with an arbitrary selection process from various middle schools. The New York City Department of Education (DOE) fails to provide Black and Hispanic communities with an adequate education starting from the early elementary years. The push to remove the SHSAT is only a way to avoid discussing the actual systemic failures that prevent more than 75% of Black and Hispanic students in New York City from achieving Common Core proficiency. 

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