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"Life Isn't Always Fair": NYC Mayor Bloomberg Dismisses Concerns About Lack of Diversity at Elite High Schools

Liz Dwyer

The NAACP has filed a complaint over the single 2.5 hour admissions test to get into New York City's specialized, elite public high schools. The complaint says tests have never been shown to predict reliably a student's academic potential and leads to discrimination against black and Latino students whose families may not be able to afford private test prep tutoring. Mayor Bloomberg says the test is fair and that if some families can’t afford tutors, well, that’s life.

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