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LDF Discusses NYC Specialized School Complaint on ABC7's 'Here and Now'

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Sunday, October 7, 2012

Sandra Bookman will take a look at a controversial complaint that was recently filed with the U.S. Department of Education, alleging that the sole use of test scores for entrance to specialized high schools in New York City disproportionately excludes African-American and Latino students. She'll speak about the issue with Damon Hewitt, the director of education of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, and Esmeralda Simmons, the founder and executive director for the Center for Law and Social Justice at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn.