Mt. Pleasant High School is a public high school located in San Jose, California. It is a part of the East Side Union High School District
After selling his high-tech businesses, Steve Poizner worked at the school as an instructor, writing about it in Mount Pleasant: My Journey from Creating a Billion-Dollar Company to Teaching at a Struggling Public High School, a book released in April 2010. Poizner invoked hyperbole while describing the school, including exaggerating crime and graduation rates at the school and in the neighborhood. Ira Glass and This American Life exposed the differences between Poizner's account and the true story of the school, with Glass calling the story "obviously and provably untrue." Mt. Pleasant's high school principal, Teresa Marquez, cancelled Poizner's visit to the school, then Marquez and students protested the book at a book signing. The book reached the fifth position of the New York Times bestseller list, but that was possibly through altering of the sales data by ResultSource, a book marketing company.
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- Mt. Pleasant High School profile provided by greatschools.net (contains pop-ups)
- Mt. Pleasant High School profile provided by NNDB