Newsweek came out with its high school rankings a few weeks ago and I wrote this about how pleased I was my high school had come in 85th in the nation.
When TheCSO and Psyton both pointed out that their high school had come in above mine, I thought of mentioning that this pointed to an obvious flaw in the rankings. My husband and his friend both went to a math/science magnet school. The best math/science students in Charlotte were all bussed to their school.
My high school was NEAR a math/science magnet. So some of the students who would presumably have been our best were sent there.
This factor may well make my school's achievements all the more impressive.
I thought through all of that, and realized I was being somewhat petty.
Well, now Linguist Friend has sent me this, which pretty much defenestrates the whole study.