By Kimaaya R. Mehta
When Lowell High School turned into a lottery school many opinions came up. Both positive and negative. Here is my opinion on Lowell turning into a lottery school.
Lowell High is one of the best high schools in San Francisco. Dare I say the best. Having an older brother in Lowell, I know how hard people work to get in. So isn’t it a good thing to turn Lowell into a lottery school. It takes pressure off peoples' backs and gives other people a chance to go to Lowell. I disagree with this.
Firstly, many people worked hard to get into Lowell. You may be thinking. Well Lowell is now just a regular public school. OF course the admission has changed but both the teachers and the environment haven't. Lowell has always been a school where you have to work hard. Slacking off is not an option. But, especially during online learning, slacking off can sometimes occur often. As I know Lowell does give a lot of work and even if some teacher changes the workload a little the environment wouldn’t change as much. As for in Lowell you do get a lot of work and that can lead to pressure. So if you thought the pressure of getting into Lowell is gone, well once you are in Lowell it would be a whole new story.
Although this thought doesn’t really occur to people. As Lowell is a very prestigious school, kids from Lowell may have a better chance of getting into good colleges. Not that kids from other schools don’t have a good chance at all, but more kids from Lowell aim to go to school like the Ivy Leagues. As this may affect the schools reputations in colleges, it isn’t such a problem.
There is no doubt that kids who go to private schools do have a better chance to get into a better college. Many kids do aim to go to great colleges. But private school is very expensive and hard to afford. Lowell gives people who don’t have enough money to go to private school a chance to achieve their admarations. Now that Lowell is a lottery school this may change. Kids who do want to go to the Ivy League school are in a lottery to get into Lowell. In may opinion this in terrible
In conclusion, Lowell gave people a motive. Aspired them to achieve high goals and make them reality. Most of that is down the drain now. Mission to make Lowell disagree with the decision to make Lowell a lottery school, and I strongly disagree to make it a permanent lottery school.
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