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I-Team: Federal Lawsuit Alleges Bias at Elite NYC High Schools

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Thursday, September 27, 2012

The NAACP Legal Defense Fund has filed a complaint charging an admissions test given at eight elite New York City high schools discriminates against blacks and Latinos

At this point, the only factor considered for admission to one of the specialized public schools is a student's score on a standardized test.

"Even Harvard doesn’t do that. Most selective institutions use multiple measures to make placement decisions, to make admissions decisions," said Damon Hewitt, Director of Education Practice with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.

Read the full article on 4 New York WNBC.