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New York City: Bar Association Opposes Competitive Admissions to Elementary and Middle Schools; by Diane Ravitch

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 Incredible! "Committees of the New York City Bar Association sent a statement to School Chancellor Richard Carranza opposing the use of competitive admissions to elementary and junior high schools. They said: Measures of young children’s ability and behavior through competitive admission screening and testing are unreliable and racially biased. Such policies, they said, are incompatible with the goal of equal educational opportunity, because opportunities are denied based on flawed measures"

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