San Francisco Chronicle

Shann Nix
brief sidebar indicating the 1992 budget cuts had reduced the amount allotted for books to no more than $5 per student.
"I'm a Reporter - Not a Narc"
Shann Nix
In the final installment of her four-part series, Shann Nix discloses her ruse, perpetrated with the permission of the schools superintendent and principal. Students express a range of emotions, from sorrow that she will no longer be in class to betrayal and loss of trust.
Talking Sex: High Fives for Virgins
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How to Talk Like a Kid
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very brief rundown of current high school slang, including words such as "fresh" and
How California Fell Behind
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Explanation of how California's school system fell precipitously in national ranking in spending per pupil, from 17th in 1978 to 27th in 1985 to 36th in 1992.
Why Chronicle Reporter Posed as a Student
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Chronicle reporter Shann Nix spent one month undercover as a senior at George Washington High School in San Francisco to find out what life is like for students during the educational budget crisis.
In Melting Pot Class, Everyone Hates Quotas
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short sidebar on the quota system
High School - The Social Scene: At a Party, Classmates Ask the New Girl, 'Are You a Narc?'
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How Teachers Battle the Odds; Creative Minds Try to Compensate for a Devastating Budget
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Nix describes her classroom experiences over a month spent as a student undercover in a San Francisco high school for a report in the San Francisco Chronicle. This is part two of her four-part series.
Firsthand Look at an S.F. High School
Shann Nix
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