Take Action: Email Governor Cuomo to Keep SHSAT
Take Action: http://www.votervoice.
This has been a trying year on so many levels. And now because of the NYC Department of Education’s failure to give the SHSAT as scheduled in early November thousands of parents and students worry that Mayor De Blasio and Chancellor Carranza, who both oppose the test, are using the pandemic as an excuse to cancel the SHSAT.
Last Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving, Teens Take Charge, a supposedly independent organization that works hand in glove with the Chancellor opposing the test, wrote Governor Cuomo urging him to issue an executive order suspending the use of the test for this year. Because the Governor has special powers during the pandemic, they are urging him to do so because they claim it is currently difficult to remotely administer the test.
This argument ignores that applicants are supposed to register for the test remotely. It also ignores that AP exams are being given remotely, the NYS bar exam for lawyers is being given remotely, and that the NYC Catholic Schools gave their admission test remotely, and did it in early November on the same day that the SHSAT was to be taken! Clearly, remote testing can be done during the pandemic in a manner that preserves the integrity of the test. A remote SHSAT supplemented by some in-person testing done with all safety protocols can be done, but a one-year suspension of the SHSAT would cause irreparable damage and crush the dreams of 30,000 students who have prepared and expect to take the test this academic year.
Please email the Governor today to oppose suspension of the test. It’s important!
@All, “发邮件给州长保卫SHSAT， 捍卫华裔孩子公平入学机会”
从2月起，我们就担心反对SHSAT的De Blasio市长和 Carranza教育总监市长会以COVID-
上周三反对SHSAT的Teens Take Charge要求州长Cuomo取消了SHSAT因为难远程管理