The term "diverse" is sometimes used in this area as a way to describe schools with large numbers of minority students – and sometimes the use is not complementary. In his Class Struggle column this week, Jay Mathews looks at the book Debunking the Middle-Class Myth: Why Diverse Schools Are Good For All Kids written by a local parent whose kids attend a very diverse high school in the overly large district I work for. Jay highlights the seven myths about "diverse" schools from the book, illustrating how this one school recognizes the differences in their school population and adapts the environment to fit while still requiring high academic standards.