Brooklyn technical is one of the 3 magnet schools of the city for science and mathematics. It requires a rigorous entrance exam to get into. In many ways it is like the american dream. One could get in to brooklyn technical throug hard work, regardless of background race, or culture, or through pure luck. There are many obvious strafications in the school, cultural, economical, religious, and educational. This is reflective of the large and diverse student body, only of the most if not the most diverse of the entire nation. One could hear five or six languages in a two minute walk through class. As such, it is an american high school but it is not without it's faults. The school offers many educational oppurtunities and internships. However, because of it's size, a student can very likely become a number. This school is not for everyone. It is a great school, there are many many great teachers. and many many bad ones. The good ones are generally teaaching honors, ap, or advance placement. The bad ones generally the regular classes. As such, do whatever you can to get into the honors program for each classes. You will get a decent education. But those who can afford to go to an excellant private school do so. The college connection of this school is horrendous and with so many students in one class competing for so few places against each other you are better off at a private school. There are a lot to be said about this school but do speak to alumini's about it.