Thomas Jefferson High Hurts College Chances for Some?
In today's Extra Credit column, one parent wonders if Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology has a deleterious effect on the college admission chances for students from the county's other high schools. She bases her question largely on recent remarks by Georgetown University's dean of admissions who told Washingtonian magazine that "Jefferson robs all the local schools of their best students, leaving behind a culture that's more dominated by athletics and rock music and less dominated by AP's and high academic achievement."
Read the column for Jay Mathews's take in the question and then let us know what you think here.
By Focus on Fairfax |
October 25, 2007; 11:08 AM ET
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