Prominent San Francisco high school could drop academic achievement for admission
The San Francisco school board might junk grade and testing requirements for its nationally acclaimed Lowell High School, which has long been a lightning rod for issues of race in education.
The school is the San Francisco Unified School District’s only 9-12 campus that uses a formula of grades and standardized test scores for admission of most students — but that might change based on a resolution presented by board members.
The proposal calls for a random lottery for admission to Lowell, which is majority Asian American, to replace the current grade-and-test system, which allegedly “excludes students of color” and “perpetuates the opportunity gap.”
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