Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s James Madison High School

Six Nobel laureates, three senators, and a Supreme Court Justice from one Brooklyn public high school
Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has triggered a resurgence of public interest in James Madison High School, the Brooklyn, N.Y., public school that Ginsburg attended. Senator Charles Schumer, another James Madison graduate, held a press conference outside the school on Sunday to discuss the timeline for confirming a justice to replace Ginsburg, the New York Post reports.

Last year, for Education Next, Ira Stoll investigated the secret of the school’s success in “How One ‘Ordinary’ Brooklyn High School Produced Six Nobel Laureates, a Supreme Court Justice, and Three Senators.”

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