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Toward a Fairer Admissions Process

William Lynch III | Posted 09.07.2014 | New York
William Lynch III

New York City's specialized high schools, all unionized public schools, are some of the leading academic institutions of their kind anywhere. However, the current admissions process is shortchanging people of color, among others.

Educating for Democracy: Why Not Affirmative Action for 'Elite' High Schools?

Joel Shatzky | Posted 12.24.2012 | Education
Joel Shatzky

The recent decision by the United States Supreme Court to revisit "affirmative action" in college admissions leads me to the observation that the advantages of diversity in higher education could be applied as well to the specialized high schools in New York City.

Educating for Democracy: Nobel Prizes Are Not Just Surprises

Joel Shatzky | Posted 07.31.2012 | Education
Joel Shatzky

In the past almost seventy years, no less than twenty-six Nobel Laureates have been educated in New York City schools: only three were products of private schools.