To The Editor:
Bravo to Thomas Sowell for taking on the DeBlasio left.
My wife and I are both graduates of New York City magnet schools. She graduated from what is now the LaGuardia High School of Music and Performing Arts. I graduated from the Bronx High School of Science.
It is of interest as to how the liberal left defines minorities as African Americans and Hispanics. Are not Jews and Orientals also minorities? That these latter groups have dominated New York magnet school enrollment over the decades is, in large part, because these cultures value study and education, and see those as the path to success in our society.
Perhaps it would be best for the “progressives” to preach that doctrine, rather than their effort to create an undistinguished average for all. Bronx Science graduates have gained eight Nobel prizes, and both schools have contributed greatly, not only to science, but to the arts, music, literature and entertainment. That should suggest a goal for all public education.
Martin J. Bell, M.D.