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Do you agree with your school's rank?

Washington Post education writer Jay Mathews just posted the 12th edition of his High School Challenge Index, which ranks area schools based on their students' participation in Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses.

Do you think Mathews' criteria is a fair one for judging schools? Do you agree with where your childrens' school is ranked?

By Cameron Smith  |  February 1, 2010; 2:29 PM ET  | Category:  Local Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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Who really cares whether a school pushes AP or IB courses? Or What % get subsidized meals?

What about graduation rates? % accepted to college? % that completes college degree? What about crimes committed in school? Student/teacher ratio? after school activities? % of students receiving college scholarships? Just seems like voodoo math. This would be the last piece of data that I'd use to select a school system to move into and send my kids.

Posted by: larry40 | February 2, 2010 11:56 AM

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