It gives me cause to wonder if anyone supervises information posted to some websites.
This information was posted recently on the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center website. It is in the section dealing with registration for programs. All players must be evaluated. This is an excerpt from the rules regarding such evaluations.
The addition of the image of the steak was mine.
There is a big debate going on with many people demanding that these three elite NYC high schools (Stuyvesant High School, Bronx High School of Science, and Brooklyn Technical High School) change their admission requirements so as to achieve a more diversified student mix. At present admission is by a test in effect since 1971. There is no question that this has created a disparity between the student mix at these schools and the student mix in the school population as a whole.
What bothers me is that those who are demanding changes to the admission process are missing the point. The student makeup itself is what makes these schools elite. To change this would be harmful in three ways. First, it would deprive some elite students of a seat. Second, it would make the schools less elite by changing the composition of the student body. Third, the benefit to the higher-level students would be diminished.