This last Saturday, the Wall Street Journal featured a column titled "The New White Flight," covering Bay Area high schools Monta Vista and Lynbrook. Look for it here.
How bizarre it is to read that white parents are pulling their children out of high schools because of the overachieving antics of Asian American students. And these are public high schools, people.
I was amused to read the following:
Top schools in nearby, whiter Palo Alto, which also have very high test scores, also feature heavy course loads, long hours of homework and overly stressed students, says Denise Pope, director of Stressed Out Students, a Stanford University program that has worked with schools in both Palo Alto and Cupertino. But whites don't seem to be avoiding those institutions, or making the same negative generalizations. . .
Gunn High School represent! I'm proud to say I was once one of those overly stressed students (still am), striving to prove the model minority myth right, even when separated from my clan in Cupertino, in the midst of lilly-white Palo Alto. (I kid, I kid.)