But now, Mayor Bill de Blasio is poised to overhaul how students are admitted into those classes. The programs help create what many experts consider a two-tiered educational system for children as young as 4 — and the move could fundamentally reshape competitive school admissions.
New York runs about 80 gifted programs, and only about 16,000 of the city’s roughly 1 million students are enrolled in them. But white and Asian American students make up about 75 percent of those classrooms, while constituting just 25 percent of the school system.
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Alternate-side parking : In effect until Sept. 16 (Yom Kippur). Spencer Platt/Getty Images But now, Mayor Bill de Blasio is poised to overhaul how students are admitted into […]
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