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A Brooklyn School's wall of fame gets crowded with Senators.

James Madison High School Madison is a name for several high schools in North America, including:
  • Madison High School (Idaho), Rexburg, Idaho
  • Madison Consolidated High School, Madison, Indiana
  • Madison High School (Kansas), Madison, Kansas
  • Madison Southern High School, Berea, Kentucky
, in Brooklyn, N.Y., can now claim three sitting Senators as alumni. Representative Bernie Sanders of Vermont became number three when he won a Senate seat last month, joining Senators Charles E. Schumer of New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of
 and Norm Coleman of Minnesota. Among the first things you see when you walk through Madison's doors is a lineup of photos--the school's "Wall of Distinction," a montage of graduates from Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Ruth Joan Bader Ginsburg (born March 15 1933, Brooklyn, New York) is an Associate Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. Having spent 13 years as a federal judge, but not being a career jurist, she is unique as a Supreme Court justice, having spent the majority of her career as an  to the songwriter Carole King. "This is a plain old neighborhood school," says the principal. "We don't have a test to get in. And still our kids achieve." Senator Schumer says that more than anything else, a big school, like Madison "teaches you street smarts street smarts Vox populi Worldly wisdom and wariness in human interactions. Cf Social smarts. ." This is still, the case, says the principal: "If you come through Brooklyn, you're ready for anything." --Clyde Haberman (11/10/06)
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Title Annotation:OPINION
Author:Haberman, Clyde
Publication:New York Times Upfront
Date:Dec 11, 2006
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