Posted by Brian, a resident of the Del Prado neighborhood, on May 21, 2010 at 1:42 pm
There is no way schools really think they are teaching to the top 2% of students. The top 2% of students are grossly underserved by our schools. One only has to look at the total elimination of GATE funding to see that's true...
Posted by letsgo, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on May 21, 2010 at 2:52 pm
"top 2% of students are grossly underserved by our schools"
I would have to disagree at the high school level. There are dozens of AP classes offered, the top students go to competitions in lost of different categories (We The People, Science Olympiad, Art competitions, etc), there is an abundance of band and music options. I think the middle students are being underserved acadmeically as we continue to raise class sizes and reduce the other resources available.