Ranks and Needs

Just for kicks I check out some of the Fraser Institutes Secondary School Rankings yesterday. I was curious as to how of the slightly “alternative” schools rank. However, I noticed something else that really struck me as being important. A casual look at school rankings reveals that if a school has a Special Needs population of around 9% or higher, their school ranking is almost for sure going to be lower than 160 (out of total of 260).

So what the Fraser Institute is telling us is that if we care about the school our students go to, we should send them to schools that have low to no special needs. I would sure like to hear Peter Cowley explain what the intention of this is.