As a kid growing up, I was never into school. Matter of fact, I despised it. For all who visit the blog, you are well aware of my academic situation as a teen. Thank God my wife talked some sense into me and straightened my ass out by setting me straight on the importance of school.
Today, I’m a big believer in education. Our daughter does pretty well and she loves attending class each day. Thanks to Container Diaries visitor Ken, for the heads up on this story from the New York Times about a new school inside the old John Jay High School located on 7th avenue (like others from the neighborhood, I spent a minute there). Standards look pretty high at the place where John Corrar, Patty Burns, Michael Bundrick, the Ryan brothers, Jack & Billy, and Ron Hardy all played their high school basketball. But shouldn’t standards and attendance be high for our kids today?
The new school, Millennium Brooklyn High School, will open in the fall, sharing space with three high schools and a middle school that occupy the old John Jay High School building. It is expected that the middle school will eventually move elsewhere. The new school is an offshoot of Millennium High School in the financial district of Manhattan, whose competitive admissions process requires high grades and near-perfect attendance from its applicants.