#MondayMyth: “Ms. Hemphill said the city could take action by expanding the number of seats at high-performing high schools that do not have strict academic requirements for admission. “It’s a no-brainer,” she said.”
Reality: Nothing in this work is so simple as not to require thought or justification. In this instance, even screened schools without “strict” requirements present problems for the students left in the unscreened schools. As we note in our February letter to the chancellor, Ms. Hemphill’s own February report acknowledges the dangers of “siphoning off” students to new screened seats.
Read our letter to the chancellor here.