Debuting the new Education category, here's a fun little item about a new high school for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students in New York.
"This school will be a model for the country and possibly the world," Principal William Salzman said in an interview at the facility that will boast a new science lab, 60 laptop and desktop computers donated by IBM, additional classrooms and a new cafeteria.I think this is a great idea! If the school works out well, maybe we can create a whole parallel society for those people. They can have their own bathrooms and water fountains, their own special sections on the bus, and their own seperate neighborhoods. It'll be fabulous.
Salzman, a former Wall Street executive, was most recently assistant principal of guidance and business information technology at Brooklyn's Automotive HS.
Salzman said Harvey Milk will be an academically rigorous school that follows Schools Chancellor Joel Klein's mandatory English and math programs. It will also specialize in computer technology, arts and a culinary program.
"This is a not a touchy-feely situation," Salzman said. "We intend to have 95 percent of our students go on to college. We have a lot of talent coming into the school. We want to steer these kids in the right direction."