You can call it “selective admissions” or you can call it “segregation,” but the school board voted 4-3 to reinstate merit-based admissions at Lowell, with all four Yes votes being London Breed appointees.
The, Lowell High School lottery-based admission process is off again. The Chronicle reports that the SF school board voted 4-3 Wednesday night to in 2023, generally considered the most prestigious high school in the city, though one when the now-reinstated selective admission process was in effect.
And as the, all four board members who voted to reinstate the merit-based system “were appointed by Mayor London Breed.” They were the in March to replace the recalled board members, plus president Jenny Lam, whom , but to the seat in 2020.
“I believe in an academic magnet school,” Lam is quoted by the Standard as saying. “I support, at this time, criteria-based admissions. Lowell as a school is not perfect on its own, and neither is its admissions process. I’m fully committed in ensuring we move forward as a district.”
In a dissenting vote to continue the lottery process, board vice president Kevine Boggess questioned why the district has a public school “that is considered superior to others.”
The new lottery-bases system absolutely, but also over lack of advance meeting notice. In voting to reinstate merit-based admissions, the board . Though that superintendent, Dr. Vincent Matthews, is .
So Lowell High admissions will go back to being based on grade point average and standardized test scores., “The application window for Lowell will open in early October and close in mid-December.”
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