"When I graduated from Fairfax High in Los Angeles in 1967, everyone there looked like me-white and middle class-and the school had a reputation for sending a lot of kids to the Ivy League, myself not included. There were two Asian, one African-American, and a few Latinos in my class. We were a very insulated group. Today, only 30 years later, it is wildly diverse- with over 26 languages spoken and kids from every corner of the planet. On top of that, it is also a magnet school for visual arts, has an innovative, one-of-a-kind program for gay and lesbian students, and one of the largest Special Education programs in the city that includes programs for deaf and hard of hearing students and kids with autism. This is a school that, more than any I've seen concentrates life in 21st Century America."
David Zeiger, Class of 1967
Producer, "Senior Year