World gone mad: Arts school is banned from holding auditionsmain
From the New York Post:
Parents and even teachers at a Brooklyn performing arts school were shocked to learn Friday that the school can no longer audition prospective students under the district’s new diversity plan.
Families at the New Voices School of Academic and Creative Arts in Sunset Park were blindsided by the news a day after Mayor Bill de Blasio approved a scheme to scrap admissions standards at all middle schools in District 15….
Until now, New Voices — the only performing arts middle school in the Park Slope-to-Sunset Park district — has selected students through auditions and interviews.
But entry will now be based on a lottery — and half the seats will be reserved for low-income, homeless and English-language-learning applicants….
Read on here. And weep.