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Reader says ,”reality is we’re not producing competitive, top tier students anymore despite top tier taxes”

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Yeah, reality is we’re not producing competitive, top tier students anymore despite top tier taxes and spending $110 mm a year. Better change the slogan from “Tradition of Excellence” if you don’t think rankings matter. Reality is the best universities aren’t competing for graduates of RHS. Twenty years ago we produced a lot more students matriculating to the best colleges in the country.

4 thoughts on “Reader says ,”reality is we’re not producing competitive, top tier students anymore despite top tier taxes”

  1. Show me something that supports that 20 years ago a lot more students were getting into better schools. I am genuinely interested and I don’t remember it that way. My personal memory is that it seemed easier to get into top schools when I graduated. My father who went to an Ivy recalled that entering classes back in the 50s were not as competitive as it is today it his opinion is that about the same amount of his RHS class And my class and my children class were going to top schools. I would be surprised to to evidence of some sort of steady decline. The graph of the past 15 years seems to show a dip but not precipitous decline

  2. My neighbor’s son attended MathCounts yesterday for Bergen County.
    Our team (ridgewood), was no where in top 10 schools. They don’t announce after #10.

  3. That is an anecdote not evidence. There was a bad hurricane so therefore we have global warming? Or a blizzard in California we have an ice age? Let’s raise taxes to fix it all.

  4. Must be the tide pods kids today can’t function

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