NYC school diversity panel wants to boost ‘racial equality’ by dumping gifted-talented programs

NYC school diversity panel wants to boost ‘racial equality’ by dumping gifted-talented programs
Bill de Blasio (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – Of course it does.  Saw this proposal characterized yesterday – literally – as a “desegregation” measure. It’s like Orwell in a bank of fun-house mirrors or something.]

A school-diversity panel created by Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to junk the gifted-and-talented programs and other forms of academic screening in city schools.

Arguing that such programs perpetuate racial inequality because they’re comprised mostly of white and Asian students, the School Diversity Advisory Group called on de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza to ditch the current G&T system, according to recommendations released Monday.

The panel also recommended tossing academic admissions screening for middle schools and most high schools.

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