MNPS spokesman Woody McMillan is expressing the system's displeasure at the recent Newsweek rankings of schools which I blogged about last Thursday. Apparently, the magazine limited their study to public schools that 'take all comers' and not those that cherry pick students.
[Author Jay] Mathews said in an e-mail that he purposely chose not to include those schools because he wanted to develop a ranking "to honor schools that have done the best job in getting average students into college-level courses. It does not work with schools that have no, or almost no, average students."It's a hard pill to swallow when your education choice keeps you on the outside, isn't it?