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A Perk for N.Y.’s Richest Areas: First Dibs on Top Public Schools

The New York Times ran a piece about High School admission on Aug 27, 2020 which quoted me saying that the creation of academically strong, and therefore coveted schools, should be “replicated.” And they should! We need to stop the…

Anti-racist Arguments Are Tearing People Apart

Conor Friedersdorf thoughtfully chronicles a Community Education Council meeting that I chair as President, which went “viral” because of outrage over a white dad holding a black child on his lap. The incident, and the bizarre reaction to it, shed…

Racial obsessions make it impossible for NYC schools to treat parents, kids as people

This piece originally ran July 23, 2020. My belief is that schools should be focusing all of their resources and efforts on improving the education for all students. Slightly less than half of NYC students are grade level proficient in…

Preserve and Expand NYC’s Successful G&T Programs

This opinion piece first appeared in the Queens Chronicle, April 27, 2020 by Yiatin Chu, Chien Kwok and Maud Maron  One year ago the mayor’s School Diversity Advisory Group (SDAG) proposed to “discontinue the use of the Gifted & Talented…

Integration Efforts Kick Off in Manhattan’s District 2

"Integration efforts kick off in Manhattan’s District 2, home to some of NYC’s most affluent and coveted schools" was originally published by Chalkbeat, a nonprofit news organization covering public education. Sign up for their newsletters here: ckbe.at/newsletters Christina Veiga, Chalkbeat…

Maud Testimony Regarding Specialized High School Admissions

Maud testified at the NY City Council Education Committee Hearing, regarding the Mayor's proposed changes to the Specialized High School Admissions (May 1, 2019). View her testimony and join the discussion. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yolC1FrrLwY&feature=youtu.be

Boys Need Test-Based Specialized High School Admissions

This opinion piece was first published in the New York Daily News on Apr 02, 2019 by Maud Maron and Cressida Connolly Mayor de Blasio’s plan to eliminate the Specialized High Schools Admissions test will hurt boys. Models project that if…