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Old 11-11-2014, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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So only low quality high schools can prep students for life and only low quality schools teach laundry ? Your statement is pure nonsense.
What a contrarian.

What good is a highly ranked public NJ high school if kids are coddled and not prepared for the real world? It absolutely happens. I have good friends who are just like this.
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Old 11-11-2014, 12:18 PM
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What a contrarian.

What good is a highly ranked public NJ high school if kids are coddled and not prepared for the real world? It absolutely happens. I have good friends who are just like this.
Contrarian? Only to you.

There are around 400,000 high school students in around 400 high schools in NJ. To base your comments on your conversations with a few people and applying their opinions to the entire state population of HS students is the pinnacle of silliness.

Attending a top rated school is unrelated to being coddled and unprepared for the real world.
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Old 11-11-2014, 12:20 PM
 
Location: NJ
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It doesn't matter because where there is a will there will be better outcome.
it absolutely does matter. if the success rates for them in a nice area with a good school is higher than for them in bad area with a low ranked school, you would want them to be in the better school.
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Old 11-11-2014, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Contrarian? Only to you.

There are around 400,000 high school students in around 400 high schools in NJ. To base your comments on your conversations with a few people and applying their opinions to the entire state population of HS students is the pinnacle of silliness.

Attending a top rated school is unrelated to being coddled and unprepared for the real world.
Contrarian only to me meaning you will go out of your way to disagree with any kind of post I make, chump.

And just how many successful people are there who went to HS in NJ and moved out of state and don't a s*** about NJ school rankings or giving back to their high school? I'm wagering A LOT.
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Old 11-11-2014, 02:37 PM
 
Location: NJ
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What a contrarian.

What good is a highly ranked public NJ high school if kids are coddled and not prepared for the real world? It absolutely happens. I have good friends who are just like this.
did you just learn the word "contrarian"? you called me that and now i see you are calling someone else it.
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Old 11-11-2014, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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did you just learn the word "contrarian"? you called me that and now i see you are calling someone else it.
Would jackass be a better term for you?

Well it's typically used on internet forums when another user disagrees with the other person to A. prove a point or 2. because they don't like them. Even if their point makes a ton of sense, that person will still disagree with them.

"Well the sky is blue."

"Oh actually it's not it's earl gray."

It's obnoxious.
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Old 11-11-2014, 05:05 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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It matters because better schools do more in getting kids ready for standardized tests like the SAT, they also have more challenging classes and advanced classes. They could also have recognized science or math teams that could give students good college credentials.
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Old 11-11-2014, 05:47 PM
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Contrarian only to me meaning you will go out of your way to disagree with any kind of post I make, chump.
It is the first time I responded to your silly posts Miss Sensitive. I'm guessing you couldn't hack your top rated high school because you were so coddled by mommy. Maybe you should have taken AP laundry. Then you would have been ready for the real world.

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And just how many successful people are there who went to HS in NJ and moved out of state and don't a s*** about NJ school rankings or giving back to their high school? I'm wagering A LOT.
How about a link.
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Old 11-12-2014, 10:11 AM
 
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If you are talented and hard working, your high school, college, town, won't matter at all, this is America. If you are not however, all other things being equal, a good high school, college, and place you grew up in, will give you a leg up and opportunities you might not have otherwise had.

Thus, the "who you know" aspect shouldn't be ignored in this debate. It's often said the best thing about going to Harvard is not the education or degree, but rather knowing other people who went to Harvard. This applies to many other things as well. If one grows up in a highly exclusive place like e.g. Greenwich, Saddle River, Short Hills, Scarsdale, Alpine; going to the schools and simply living there, one will invariably meet and make friends with other people from there, and some of these connections will no doubt be invaluable in the future for opening doors, getting jobs, doing business, etc.
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Old 11-12-2014, 01:51 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Would jackass be a better term for you?

Well it's typically used on internet forums when another user disagrees with the other person to A. prove a point or 2. because they don't like them. Even if their point makes a ton of sense, that person will still disagree with them.

"Well the sky is blue."

"Oh actually it's not it's earl gray."

It's obnoxious.
ill let you choose what you want to call me, its not important to me. i just noticed that you are calling multiple people "contrarian" now so i felt like you may have recently learned the word and wish to use it. some people do a "word of the day" thing and maybe "contrarian" was your word of the day.

possibly you tend to encounter a lot of people that you consider contrarian but the reality is that you are wrong a lot and they are right.
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