Rank­ings un­fair

The Sudbury Star - - OPINION -

I am writ­ing to com­ment on the re­cent Fraser In­sti­tute ranking of Sud­bury schools. I spent more than 50 years of my long life as ei­ther a stu­dent or a post-sec­ondary pro­fes­sor and saw thou­sands of stu­dents.

The Fraser rank­ings, in my opin­ion, are overly com­pli­men­tary of the fac­ul­ties of the highly ranked schools and un­fair to the fac­ul­ties of the lower ranked schools.

I sug­gest that stu­dent per­for­mance is gen­er­ally re­lated to three vari­ables. One is the so­cial class of the par­ents, the sec­ond is the level of ed­u­ca­tion of the par­ents and the third is the importance at­tached to ed­u­ca­tion in the home be­gin­ning at a very early age. Wil­liam E. McLeod Sud­bury

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