June 23 (Bloomberg) -- New York Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks about the city's education system and testing policies.
De Blasio, who took office Jan. 1 promising to reduce economic inequality, said he wants to end a 43-year policy that restricts admission at the city’s elite high schools to students who score highest on a standardized test. He spoke at a news conference on June 17. (Courtesy of New York City Mayor's Office. Source: Bloomberg)