"If you siphon off the best and the brightest students from any school and put them in another school, you automatically lower the test scores and then you say: You're not as good a school."
All Kanawha County high schools are required to
offer some AP courses, but as the Daily Mail's Shay Maunz reported, only a few schools have enough students interested in the academically rigorous courses to offer the full array that GW does.
Schools exist to serve the interests of students, not the interests of principals or faculty members.
Raglin is right that other students also deserve such rich offerings.
Perhaps the county should look more closely at how many other students want lots of AP classes, and whether there's a way to channel that interest into another rich program in another area.
Students are not property. They should not be forced to stay in a school to do their statistical part in making a school's test scores look better.
In an age where disinterest and underachievement is the worry, nobody should stand in super-achievers' way.