Top High Schools List Spurs Debate Over Asian Students

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[Editor's Note: U.S. News and World Report has published its list of "Gold Medal" top 100 public high schools. Tim from 8 Asians writes about the way comments on the story are focused on questioning the Asian American population in these schools. --Grace]

The first comment in the forums was that ten of the top 100 high schools are located in the San Francisco Bay Area. Basically, 10% of the top schools are in area where approximately 2% of the population of the United States lives. The second comment was of the 10 Bay Area schools, four were predominantly Asian, which led to someone quoting Principal Skinner from the Simpsons: “Well, Edna, for a school with no Asian kids, I think we put on a pretty darn good science fair.”

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