Class Struggle: largest ethic group is Asian

Posted at 09:00 PM ET, 11/07/2010

Top high school should look for character as well as brains

My colleague Kevin Sieff reported last week that the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology is not only the most selective public school in America, but one of the least diverse. After years of promising to reach out to the third of Northern Virginia students who are black or Hispanic, less than 4 percent of its students have that background, while ultra-selective colleges such as Harvard and MIT have about 20 percent.

By Jay Mathews  |  09:00 PM ET, 11/07/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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