For decades, San Francisco’s academically competitive Lowell High School has been a point of pride for the city, consistently one of the nation’s top-performing public schools, attracting straight students and producing personalities. leaders in politics, entertainment, literature and science. .
But now the so-called academic gem has come under fire from some who condemned the school’s lack of diversity and raised concerns about racist incidents, leading to the school board’s abrupt proposal this week to eliminate the selective admissions process in favor of random choice. lottery like other high schools in the district.