There are plenty of specialized schools for academics. LaGuardia is special, and needs to remain such. To me, attendance and and good grades can often be gained with privilege. Talent knows no social class or ethnicity. Not everything in this world is about academic smarts, tutors or test prep. What made me who I am, was the passion that I learned from this amazing place. I'm an engineer now, but all the math and science in the world wouldn't help me build the things that I do without LaGuardia.