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Old 10-13-11, 02:45 PM
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Originally Posted by shovelhd View Post
No offense to YMCA, but that's the kind of response I'd expect from a union guy.

There are good schools and not so good schools, public and private. Overall, though, the quality of education in this country has declined to alarming levels. When a university has to offer arithmetic in freshman math classes, that's a problem.
the particular school to which he was referring (either Scarsdale or Greeley) is heads and shoulders above most private schools. Not that enrollment of alumni at elite schools is a good indicator as class size differs wildly from high school to high school, but the only schools that send more kids to the elite universities are the likes of Andover and Stuyvesant.

Belmont in the Boston suburbs is also very similar in character.
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