quote:Originally posted by MBM:
...I know this removes the "incentive" for schools to perform better, but IMO that's bogus anyway.
You are correct, sir. That whole competition argument is absolutely bogus! Private schools choose the students they want to accept into their institution, public schools take every child within their district, whether they speak English as a first language, regardless of their ability to buy their own lunch, uniform, or pay for their field trips, whether they are C students or make regular appearances on the honor roll.