It's weird, though, because most schools that do well on tests focus exclusively on them and are henceforth shitfactories, but my school district was one of the best in the state and, as far as I could tell, we were never focused on any sort of test material (of course, since we were also one of the smallest, we got fu
ck-all for funding. Hooray!). Everybody who went there with me loves it just the same. I think it was the teachers, because I had, like, one teacher throughout middle/high school who was mediocre and I didn't like, but the rest were amazing instructors and people. But then I got to college, and before I found ratemyprofessor.com, it pretty much went: if you're lucky, you'll have a good teacher; if you're not, you'll get a terrible one; and if you're really
lucky, you'll get a great one. Also, you're usually unlucky. And it's just sad, to me, that one of, if not the most important, professions in the world is, by-and-large, filled with incompetent, immature vagrants, or whatever generic insults you want to apply.