Election 2018
June 15, 2018 at 2:36 PM

Molinaro Rallies With Students and Families to Keep the SHSAT

Photo Caption: New York gubernatorial candidate Marc Molinaro (at podium) and Lt. Governor candidate Julie Killian (holding yellow sign at lower right) are joined by hundreds of New York City school parents and students Friday in front of New York City Hall to demand that specialized high school testing in the five boroughs remains solely merit-based. Mr. Molinaro and Ms. Killian called for the creation of more excellent specialized New York City high schools as the proper way to increase minority participation in specialized schools. 

"We must never lower our standards in New York schools, indeed, we must raise the bar constantly to ensure that our children are challenged and prepared for the 21st Century work economy," Mr. Molinaro said."The answer to too few seats in specialized high schools isn't discrimination against those who have achieved high test scores, it's creating more seats and schools of the highest quality. 

"We must also create more courses of study to prepare mechanically gifted children for high-paying trade crafts. I for salute the hundreds and hundreds of students and parents who marched over the Brooklyn Bridge today to stand with Julie and me at this important news conference. I also thank State Senator Marty Golden, who joined us today, for his steadfast leadership in fighting for consistency, fairness, and common sense in the specialized school admissions process."

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