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Social Justice Was Always Essential to NYC's Public High Schools

5 days ago   |   By Tablet Magazine

The controversy that erupted in New York after Mayor de Blasio announced that the city's specialized high schools would no longer base admissions on a single test, appeared to put academic achievement in conflict with social justice. But that's actually a misreading of the history and original mission of the city's specialized high schools. A closer look at the life and philosophy Morris Meister, founder of The Bronx High School of Science, one of the most famous specialized high schools in the whole country, shows that social reforms and science education, far from being in conflict, have...
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