Friday Fun

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Thu, 02-21-2013 - 8:38pm

Seems like there are a lot of new posters, introductions?.....

-what does your poster name mean?

-what is your favorite room in your house?

-what is your favorite sandwich?

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Fri, 02-22-2013 - 2:23pm

MIT and RIT aren't comparable schools?

I didn't take it as a slam about public school either, Regina, But it did seem to imply that in order to get into a top ranked school like MIT, one needs to consider a college prepatory high school.  My only point is even poor schools send kids off to great colleges, Another reason why I think the ability to succeed is kid driven not necessarily school driven. 

 

 

 

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Fri, 02-22-2013 - 2:24pm
Wrong.

 

 

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Fri, 02-22-2013 - 2:24pm

RG, I had fears about middle school too. Particularyl for The Boy.  But it has been wonderful. We've had blips, but overall MS has been a much better experience for him that ES ever was.

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Fri, 02-22-2013 - 2:27pm

Personally--my first choice for him is the so-called Ivy of the Midwest. But once he heard about the pranks the MIT students pull--that's very attractive to a tween! I don't really want him 1200 miles away particularly when an excellent education can be had just up the street from his Dad's office. We'll see. Little bit wants to go to my alma mater. That's easy enough, but I suspect that will change over the next 12 years. Maybe not. It would be a good fit for her with the small class sizes and intimate campus.

We've been happy with the curriculum thus far--he's challenged by the gifted ed program. If he weren't in that, I'm not sure how happy we would be b/c it really does challenge him in a way the classroom does not. Next year it will be a daily class and he is over the moon about that. I have not been thrilled w/his class size the last two years (27 this year in his class, but little bit only has 15 in her kindy class--which is awesome) but he's had excellent teachers. Truly excellent teachers--last year's was one of my all time favorites and one of his, too. The teachers compensated for the crazy large classes. And I love the whole neighborhood school experience. I'm waiting for the kids to come upstairs so we can go sled up at the school, in fact. Thus far it has worked, but if it stops working, we'll reevaluate.

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Fri, 02-22-2013 - 2:37pm

I'm not implying. It is a fact that acceptance into a top ranked school is more likely out of a chichi prep school. That doesn't mean kids out of other schools don't get it, obviously they do. But it does mean that DS's chances of acceptance would be higher if he was at the prep school. If we're looking to maximize his chances of acceptance at one of those schools, we would absolutely switch.

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Fri, 02-22-2013 - 2:40pm

Wow, 27 is big!  The class sizes here range from 18 or 19 to 23 I think, I know my 4th grader has 19 in his class b/c I helped him address valentines earlier this month. 

 


 


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Fri, 02-22-2013 - 2:43pm

RIT has an acceptance rate of 58.6% per US News and World Reports.

MIT has an acceptance rate of 9.7%, also per US News and World Reports.

I don't think <10% is comparable to almost 59%. Do you?

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Fri, 02-22-2013 - 2:55pm

They are comparble schools insofar as their curriculum and similar programs, I have to say I'd be equally pleased if my kid got accepted into either. 

 


 


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Fri, 02-22-2013 - 2:56pm
So glad this topic went off track as usual. I guess that is my Welcome back.
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Fri, 02-22-2013 - 2:57pm
If the ability to succeed at school to the extent you get accepted at a four year college or university were purely kid driven, we would not see some schools sending 12% of their students to college while others send 95%.

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