Monthly Archives: June 2021

Questions about the specialized high school admissions process from a specialized high school teacher. Part 2 “Is Stuyvesant a good school?”

Every November around 25,000 8th graders take the SHSAT, the one and only thing that is used to determine which 5,000 students will attend one of the 8 specialized high schools. Why? This is part 2 of a series of … Continue reading

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Questions about the specialized high school admissions process from a specialized high school teacher. Part 1 “Should specialized high schools exist?”

I teach at Stuyvesant High School. I’ve been there for almost twenty years. It is the fourth school that I taught at. The others were Deady Middle School, Houston 1991-1992, Furr High School, Houston 1992-1995, and Jefferson High School, Denver … Continue reading

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ASD Holes

I think the secret to happiness is to unfollow Twitter accounts that make you angry. About a year ago I realized this and I unfollowed most of the ‘reformers’ that I followed. This also meant that I would have less … Continue reading

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