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Reader says , ” The prime piece of evidence is the simple fact that top quality Universities and Colleges simply aren’t taking our students”

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“As I said previously, we needn’t look at a single score concerning Ridgewood. The prime piece of evidence is the simple fact that top quality Universities and Colleges simply aren’t taking our students. It is always a possibility that our students want to take the low road as the high road represents too much studying and they prefer to have major party time. It is also true that many families have a child to satisfy the grandparents or to reproduce themselves and once done go immediately back to focusing on the job. The “It’s not MY child” or “MY child couldn’t have done what you say.” And then they don’t show up for teacher or Principal meetings because “they don’t have time”. As a result, many of our children prefer to take it easy and do whatever they want. We still have a larger number who are hard workers and good students so the world hasn’t completely lost any hope of surviving.”

3 thoughts on “Reader says , ” The prime piece of evidence is the simple fact that top quality Universities and Colleges simply aren’t taking our students”

  1. What a schmuck. Author must be childless and if not, I am sure his/her children are none too proud of mom or dad.

  2. Where do you see this “simple fact” that our children are not getting into top schools? I have not seen this and I am genuinely interested to see this. All of the data and information I have seen seem to show that RHS is continuing to do well getting our children into top quality universities. The only negative things seem to be comments but no data showing this. Looking at the data, RHS continues to do really well on this front from what I have seen.

  3. Just as a spot check since everybody here seems to use Ivy League as the litmus test, I just spot checked them all and RHS has a better acceptance rate at the Ivy League schools than those schools publish as their public acceptance rates since 2014. So a higher percentage of RHS kids get accepted compared to the rest of the country. This is also consistent with my memory of my personal experience going back although I don’t have the older data (as a parent). That is a real fact, which is even more impressive when one considers those schools all employ some form affirmative action for students from schools that have different racial, ethnic profiles and are from locations in other areas of the country in an effort to have a more diverse student body (which would seem to make it even more difficult for a typical RHS student). Where is the “fact that top schools are not interested in our students”? I continue to be interested to see something supporting all the comments that there is some kind of decline. Everything seems to be quite the opposite. I am genuinely interested to see something, other than some silly anecdote or general unsupported comment. By the way, Glen Rock High seems to do pretty well too.

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