In my latest piece for The Loftus Party, I talk about my high school:
One thing that the Manhattan Institute’s Kay Hymowitz and I have in common is that we both went to Cheltenham High School in southeastern Pennsylvania, though I attended some years after she did. Professional baseball player Reggie Jackson also went to Cheltenham, as did Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The less said about my academic performance the better; I aimed for scholastic mediocrity and hit a bullseye.
Nevertheless, it was an extraordinary public school, one of the country’s best at the time, with an active student body and teachers who seemed to care whether you did well or not. So imagine my dismay when I read Hymowitz’s article referring to Cheltenham High as a “failing high school.” Failing? Not Cheltenham.
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