Category Archives: Education

WP: You’re at the final exam and never attended class. It’s that dream again.

I have this recurring nightmare. I’ve had it since high school. I’m somebody who rarely is late or misses an appointment. I once forgot a lunch with a friend back in 2001. I don’t think I’ve done that since. I … Continue reading

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When Alexander Hamilton High School (90035) Was Nice

In 1965, Hamilton High School was 60% white but the non-whites didn’t act disruptively. Then you had the Watts Riots in August of 1965 and the non-white kids at Hamilton took their cues from their elders and became increasingly violent … Continue reading

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WEHT To Hawaii?

Steve Sailer writes: We’ve had a couple of commenters in the past who were superbright Hawaiian intellectuals, which is a pretty rare thing. The federal government has invested a lot of money in Hawaii over the decades. For example, Congress … Continue reading

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He Who Controls Test Prep Controls the Future

My peers at high school (I graduated in 1984) often did SAT preparation and the like. Their parents often went over with their homework. As a result, they usually got much better scores than I did. I occasionally asked my … Continue reading

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Many reluctantly choose private schools

Link: Other parents told The Chronicle they don’t want their children to be around students who wear “saggy pants” or who “curse on Muni” or who may be “rotten apples.” A few said they can see big differences between public … Continue reading

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