proposed specialized high school changes perhaps coming down the pike

The mayor announced in an op ed today that he wants to ditch the SHSAT and change the admissions policy to NYC’s 8 test in specialized high schools with some changes happening as soon as 2019.

Currently a state law protects the SHSAT as the sole admissions method at Stuy, Bronx Science, and Brooklyn Tech. The other 5 specialized high schools were created under Bloomberg and aren’t part of that original mandate. So, unless Albany decides to move in another direction, this, at least for the 3 big schools, isn’t going to change any time soon. 

Should be an interesting battle to watch.