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NAACP to file complaint over entry test for elite New York high schools

Publié par Clifford Armion le 27/09/2012

Jonathan Allen

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The largest U.S. civil rights group plans to file a complaint on Thursday over the admissions test at New York City's specialized high schools, among the nation's most elite public schools, citing effective discrimination against black and Latino students, the group said.
The complaint with the U.S. Department of Education focuses on eight schools in the city, particularly on Stuyvesant High and Bronx Science, which boast stellar alumni including several Nobel laureates, famed actors and musicians, and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.
While more than half the population of New York City is black or Latino, black students made up only 1.2 percent of the Stuyvesant student body last year, while Latino students represented 2.4 percent, city data showed.
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"NAACP to file complaint over entry test for elite New York high schools", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), septembre 2012. Consulté le 18/05/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/naacp-to-file-complaint-over-entry-test-for-elite-new-york-high-schools