Vladimir Kogan wrote a great article today in Voice of San Diego explaining the truth about the Preuss charter school at UCSD. Students are more likely to go to college if they are picked to go to Preuss School.
"...What the university's own research tells us is that the Preuss School's most important work -- and this is indeed important -- has been in helping its students take the necessary classes that leave them qualified to apply to a University of California or California State University campus. It also requires all them to apply to college, and helps them submit winning applications.
"What it doesn't appear to do is make students any more prepared for standardized tests, or help them get better grades..."