Elite Public High Schools

GUESTS: Jay Matthews Education reporter, The Washington Post Author, Class Struggle: What's Wrong [and Right] with America's Best Public High Schools [Times Books, 1998] Heidi Hays Jacobs Education consultant to public school districts What makes a successful high school? One with a huge tax base, involved parents and well-paid teachers? Not always, argues an education reporter who spent four years investigating America's best high schools. Sometimes the unique talents of adolescents are overlooked and bright students are shunted into mediocre classes. Join host Ray Suarez for a discussion about what's wrong and right with America's elite high schools.

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