Malliotakis statement on Mayor de Blasio’s changes to high school admissions

A statement by Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C,I,Ref – Staten Island/Brooklyn)
June 5, 2018

“This latest nonsensical move by Mayor de Blasio is a classic example of, if it isn’t broke, let’s take a page from the left-wing playbook to try and “fix” it. Instead of focusing on real problems like fixing the MTA and combating the opioid crisis, the Mayor is more interested in being a progressive hero by villainizing a merit-based system that has set generations of gifted and talented students, many of them minority and low income, on the path for lifelong success. Staten Island Technical High School in my district consistently ranks as one of the highest-performing schools in the nation, and I am proud to represent many of its current students and families. But if the Mayor’s absurd plan moves forward it will send the message that political correctness is more important than hard work, aptitude and the actual education a student receives in the classroom.”