Hyndman wrong
Jul 18, 2018 | 7526 views | 0 0 comments | 388 388 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Dear Editor,

Assemblywoman Alicia Hyndman's op-ed "The Tale of Two School Districts" is wrongheaded and misleading.

She writes that deciding which students attend the city's specialized high school should not be based on one test. However, many results in our society are decided by one metric, notably elections.

If Assemblywoman Hyndman had come in second in the vote, she would not be in office.

She also suggests that the specialized high school are segregated. They are distinctly not segregated, as the largest ethnic group in nearly all of these schools is Asian, with whites coming in second.

Finally, she writes "this isn't simply a matter of black, white, Latino, or Asian." In fact, this is exactly what the mayor's plan is about, increasing the black and Hispanic percentage of students in the specialized high schools, which will necessarily lower the number of Asian and white students.

Mayor Bill de Blasio's plan, which Assemblywoman Hyndman supports, will be a disaster for our city's schools.


John Attanas

Forest Hills
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