The real problem with University High School is that it is alone insufficient to meet the needs of all the talented “special needs” children who would benefit from attending. The public school system has never been set up to educate talented kids properly.
If there are 6 million students in California, then there are 300,000 students in the state who are in the top 5 percent of all students. These students can only be fairly served by public schools like University High at every educational level.
The state should not close University High because of a claim of discrimination. The state should stop reverse discriminating against these talented kids, and build more and better schools for them, and staff them appropriately…or at least give them vouchers.
Paul Atmajian, Hanford