This blog was chosen by the News to illustrate an example of what a scrambled paragraph is.
How do you feel about the current SHSAT? I actually supported de Blasio as mayor and provided feedback, as a supporter, recommending that the SHSAT be changed so that there could be greater diversity in the specialized schools. One of the reasons I put all these scrambled paragraphs up here for free was to make sure that everyone, regardless of race or social class, would have access to practicing these logic-based questions which are not taught during the regular school day.
Furthermore, I don't think we'll have educational equality of opportunity until all young people in this city live in safe neighborhoods and in families where the parents can meaningfully work and provide adequately for their children. I think greater economic equality will mean greater educational equality.
That being said, I take my hat off to the Asian parents I have met and worked with in the past who worked hard and made unbelievable sacrifices to ensure that their children were ready for this test. This is the population that is ignored in SHSAT debates - there are some Chinese immigrant parents who work 12 to 14 hours a day to pay for their children's education and their amazing commitment should be acknowledged and lauded.
Sorry for the editorializing - please enjoy doing the scrambled paragraphs on this blog.