The embattled entrance exam for the city’s elite public high schools has survived another year. But the well-heeled advocacy group that’s been fighting to keep it says its work isn’t done.
“It is not just about preserving tests. It’s about making sure that all of the children of the city have the opportunity to come to these great high schools,” said Richard Parsons of the Education Equity.
Former Time Warner chief Richard Parsons, and cosmetics heir Ronald Lauder started Education Equity last spring with more than a million dollars.
At the time, Mayor de Blasio was pressing Albany to change the law that makes the test the sole basis to determine who attends Stuyvesant, Bronx Science and the other elite high schools.
The Mayor blames