Talk:Boston Latin School

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Former good article nominee Boston Latin School was a Social sciences and society good articles nominee, but did not meet the good article criteria at the time. There are suggestions below for improving the article. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
November 21, 2007 Good article nominee Not listed

Brooklyn Latin School[edit]

This reference keeps getting deleted or moved around. I think it is notable, since the Brooklyn school is explicitly modeled after BLS, copying many of its traditions. I thought the History section was the best place for this, but perhaps not. It's currently in the Miscellaneous section, but this sectionshould in fact go away—see WP:TRIVIA—or perhaps be renamed something like "Popular references". What do people think? —johndburger 02:43, 26 June 2007 (UTC)

Because Brooklyn Latin was modeled after the style of education at BLS, perhaps the Academics section is best. --Pgp688 00:00, 29 June 2007 (UTC)

Assess[edit]

Well done. Only problem I can see is that your reference for oldest school is not convincing. Obviosly we need a 3rd party source ... and a believable one. This article can go to GA and become a top article too. Any takers? Victuallers 16:03, 26 August 2007 (UTC)

Let's do this! Pgp688 (talk) 05:49, 20 November 2007 (UTC)

Failed "good article" nomination[edit]

The Good Article criteria specifically requires that an article,

at minimum, provides in-line citations from reliable sources for direct quotations, statistics, published opinion, counter-intuitive or controversial statements that are challenged or likely to be challenged, and contentious material relating to living persons

This article contains many large sections without a single in-line citation, including claims that could (without prior knowledge or proper attribution) be called grandiose. As hold periods are only provided for articles that already meet the major criteria but need minor work, I must fail the article without one. Please provide in-line citations per the quoted criteria before renominating the article. There are other areas in the article (such as the inadequate length of the lead section) to reevaluate in comparison to the GA criteria. If you feel this decision was in error, you may seek a reassessment. Thank you for your work so far, VanTucky Talk 23:38, 21 November 2007 (UTC)

18th century Latin-school movement[edit]

Its curriculum follows that of the 18th century Latin-school movement, which holds the classics to be the basis of an educated mind.

An intriguing claim, specifically that there was a 18th century Latin-school movement, for which there is no citation. Furthermore, there appears to be nothing in any current article in English on Wikipedia that supports directly or indirectly this claim. The Wikipedia article that I thought might shed some light on this claim, Classical education movement, does not. 101.162.178.86 (talk) 07:50, 7 January 2014 (UTC)

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Modifications based on oldest school.[edit]

I have rephrased the sentence describing it's place as one of the oldest schools in the nation following discussion on [1]. My method appears to be crude and I admit it, if someone could brush it up, that would be greatly appreciated!Funkyman99 (talk) 02:12, 2 December 2016 (UTC)

Mike Sherman[edit]

His bio entry reports he attended another school. Why is he listed as a BLS alum? 127W111 (talk) 17:16, 22 January 2017 (UTC)

Where does it say that? Funkyman99 (talk) 20:29, 22 January 2017 (UTC)

Bogus Factoid?[edit]

"Established on April 23, 1635, by Sir Aidan Patrick Kelly (The Red Head)" Can anyone verify that? "Aidan Patrick Kelly" doesn't sound like a typical New England Puritan name. So far as I can ascertain, his name only turns up in articles based on this one. This would not be the first time the Irish tried to pull one over on the Yankees. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 96.95.174.225 (talk) 20:20, 4 February 2017 (UTC)

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