A New Institute Sponsors a Lively Discussion on Selective Public High Schools
The shortage of selective public high schools serving talented, high-achieving students was the subject of an April 4th public lecture at Hunter's Roosevelt House. Sponsored by the newly established CUNY institute for Education Policy at Hunter, the event featured educational expert Chester E. Finn. Finn is president of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, which promotes educational reform.
Addressing a packed audience that included affected parents and concerned civic leaders, Finn spoke of the national paucity of schools like Hunter College High School and Stuyvesant, and the critical lack of supportive federal funding. A lively Q&A followed his talk.
More information on this event can be founded on the website of the new institute:http://roosevelthouse.hunter.cuny.edu/ciep/exam-schools-how-do-we-take-care-of-our-best-and-brightest.