Alexandria Ocasio Cortez is trying to hinder hardworking students. She is trying to force schools to take on more minorities regardless of their work ethic. The school in question is public but requires top marks on an admission test in order to get in.
AOC said the following about the school.
“68% of all NYC public school students are Black or Latino.
To only have 7 Black students accepted into Stuyvesant (a *public* high school) tells us that this is a system failure.
Education inequity is a major factor in the racial wealth gap. This is what injustice looks like.”
“NEWS: Today, seven black students got into Stuyvesant High School, one of the most prestigious public schools in the nation, out of 895 offers. The grim statistics will raise pressure on NY’s politicians to confront segregation in elite schools.”
But AOC like many Dems did not take the time to read the article. She just cherrypicked the parts she wanted. This is no ordinary public school. This school requires an exam to win admission. It is not done by lotto or by first come first serve. This school takes the best of the best and helps them to excel even further.
“A seat at one of the eight specialized high schools, and especially Stuyvesant High School, is seen as an educational golden ticket in a city where many public schools are underperforming. Students gain entry by acing a high-stakes exam, and some children spend years preparing. Though these schools have been made famous by their excellent academics and tendency to produce successful alumni, they have recently become known for their lack of black and Hispanic students.”
A key part that AOC is omitting is that the school is not majority white. Asians are the largest demographic in the school making up about 74% of the student body.
The school is not racist it simply demands excellence. Why ruin a school that is helping our best excel with forced diversity? The admissions process is not unjust. The school proves that Asians are more ambitious and that the New York Public School System is failing minorities. But instead of addressing the real problem I guess it’s easier to just call the school racist.