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Discussion in 'Business, Careers & Education' started by mikeman, Feb 2, 2011.

  1. otc

    otc Senior member

    Aug 15, 2008
    I think a lot of people put too much stock in school quality.

    Sure there are really good schools and really bad schools but most are perfectly fine. Within an individual school, there is a ton of variance... Some teachers are better than others, honors program at school A might be better than regular program at super competitive school B.

    There are also so many external factors such as parental influence, outside activities, and the kid's own nature that can be far more impactful than the difference between the best school and the 75th percentile school.

    And finally, some of those decisions are just impossible to make in advance... Maybe the kids needs a heavily structured program vs a kid who will self select themselves into a better education.
  2. brokencycle

    brokencycle Senior member

    Nov 21, 2008
    The Old North State
    Its true. Seems the research indicates that parents who applied to move their kids into different schools still saw a similar bump in test scores as those who actually moved (I believe the studies were based on NYC's charter program). Parental involvement is probably the biggest key.

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