Dullard Bill de Blasio’s schools plan to sacrifice excellent Asian-American students at the altar of diversity is social justice radicalism run amok. ~ Michelle Malkin
Mayor de Blasio is no fan of the magnet schools where there is a high Asian American representation. Most of these students are themselves from below the poverty line. The mayor wants to eliminate the entrance exam and use another system to diversify the schools to his standards.
An article in The Blaze asks:
Can de Blasio make these changes by himself?
No, he can’t. Even if he had the backing of the New York City Council, he couldn’t. The magnet schools housed in New York City operate on a state charter and their admission requirements (including the admission examination) are set by state law. In order to change the criteria, de Blasio will have to convince the New York Legislature to write his plan into law.
Read the details in this article.
As Written and Reported By the New York Post Editorial Board:
For all of his smug moralizing, Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to diversify the city’s eight elite high schools would violate the commandment to care for the least of his brothers and sisters.
That is, he’d give more seats to low-income black and Hispanic students — at the expense of the low-income Asian-American kids who now predominate at the schools.
As Stuyvesant alumni association chief Soo Kim rightly put it: “We don’t believe that the solution is taking from one needy community and giving to another needy community.”
Exactly: These Asian students aren’t the children of wealth, connection and means; by and large, they’re from poor, immigrant families.
The city’s own poverty report says Asians are the poorest demographic group, with 24.1 percent living at or below poverty — vs. 19.5 percent citywide. The poverty rate in Sunset Park, one Asian neighborhood, is 29.1 percent; in another, Flushing, it’s 25.2 ………….
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