June Jordan High School
 

 

 
 

 

 

 
June Jordan High School of San Francisco is a small school, by design.  Started five years ago by a group of upstarts, comprised of teachers, students and community activists who were not satisfied with how the system was addressing the needs of underserved youth in the inner city who aspired to attend college.  These bold, brash, and outspoken individuals got June Jordon rolling and perhaps ruffled a few feathers in the school district in the process.  With test scores sinking, the faculty is becoming aware that solutions in concept are easier to achieve then solutions in reality.  We speak with Matt Alexander, Principal of the school about the genesis of the school, the school structure and the challenges the school faces today.  Are we seeing a very public, public school sink or are we viewing an intelligent well planned mid-course correction?