Try not to pat yourself on the back so hard. You may break your arm. Where is the real college money going? It's going to parochial school grads.<quoted text>
WOW! You're so smart! According to you Springboro graduates are failures with an inadequate education. What does that make the colleges that offer millions of dollars a year to our failing school children? How is the college acceptance rate so high in our graduating classes of barely proficient and less than proficient students?
Increasingly, colleges are looking at today's public school cirriculum and standards with disdain. Ohio's pathetically low cut-offs it sets on Ohio Achievement Assessment(OAA)exams is but one example for many colleges growing disdain.
Of course, in this world there are exeptions to almost everything. There are of course public school districts that indeed stand out. When public school grads land scholarships, they're representing cream floating to the top of the putrid tank of public education.
From the perspective of (some) districts adjacent to us, Springboro definately stands out. Springboro schools stands out for those who were born here and have lived here all their lives. However, from the perspective of the entire state of Ohio, aside from SHS's Blue Ribbon school classification, this district is not all that unique.
It begins and ends with a state-mandated district grading system that really needs to be flushed into the loo. At this instant in time, approximately sixty percent (60%) of Ohio's public school districts are rated either "Excellent" or "Excellent with Distinction".
If Ohio's public schools rock so much, why can't Ohio successfully compete for new businesses and jobs? If our schools are so "Excellent" and "Distinct" just the way they ARE TODAY, then why are a lot of Ohio graduates pulling up their roots to move elsewhere?