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Friday, July 22, 2005

In The Top 1000 Schools Newsweek Rated EC Glass 412 But...

If you ever turn on channel 2 of your cable list, you will see the Lynchburg School System is ready to tell you EC Glass was ranked 412 in the top 1,000 schools. Looks impressive, but looks can be deceiving.

Now, let me tell you why. Only 1,036 High Schools were rated in the Newsweek poll. And in this universe of making numbers show what you want to see, you can easily be misled. EC Glass's performance was only mediocre, when looked at another way. On a percentage scale they ranked a touch below 40 percent of all the schools evaluated.

Perhaps instead of touting the high ranking of EC Glass, the Lynchburg School System should be looking inward at how to truly improve the quality of education in Lynchburg.

(Local news) (Local Education and area Schools)


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