mrloblaw wrote:I find your post heartening, as it suggests that there is order in the universe and that, in fact, I am dumber and lazier than HYS kids. As to no practical results, I'm not sure how much better HYS is there than CCN, but I'm hating the results of being presumed median (transfer) here. I'd think a system where I can "stand out" as being top 30%, or top 40%, or whatever as opposed to median is more advantageous to a lot of kids than the huge median swath promoted by your grading system.
I don't know where you're getting or going with the bolded, but I will leave you to your self-musings. And by no practical results, I actually do mean, at HLS my year at least, between being top 30% and around median seems to not really matter. Interviewing skills differentiated. So I guess those who are a bit above median might be bitter that someone below them aren't really practically affected by their grades (being top 30% versus median is still probably a bit better, just not that
important)...but they both end up getting the job they want (save super selective firms). Here, being presumed median is pretty nice, since apparently even V5 are delving deep into them (or a bit lower).