A few months ago, the NY Times published this piece about new academic strategies…
Port Washington High School Focuses on Average Students – NYTimes.com
PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. — Six at a time, the seventh graders sprinted across the gymnasium floor in patent-leather flats, furry Ugg boots, clunky heels, sweat socks or bare feet. Their classmates timed them, carefully recording each fraction of a second.
Saratoga High School, in California’s Silicon Valley, has, since 2005, allowed students with at least a C-minus average — “virtually anybody who wishes,” as the principal, Jeff Anderson, put it — to take honors or A.P. classes in English, social studiesand science, abolishing the previous policy of requiring at least a B-plus average and a teacher recommendation.
Frankly, the content doesn’t interest me, but this does set up an interesting comparison!
Both are clearly tony areas. But one is in the hotspot known as Silicon Valley, the other is in a doomed east coast metro area called New York. With all their failing banks. (Have you heard of any Silicon Valley companies ever failing?)
Look for them on Monday and Tuesday!