The Stuyvesant High School described in the NY Times article is NOT the Stuyvesant I remember. I don’t recall this cutthroat high-stress environment that’s described in the article.
I went to Stuyvesant in the 1980s. Things may have changed since then. Stuyvesant was majority white when I attended, and now it’s overwhelmingly Asian. Chinese exchange students cheat a lot, but I don’t know if that applies to the average Asian student at Stuyvesant. If there was a racial angle, I’m sure the NY Times would NOT report on it.