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Why a good education is harder to come by

Source: Posted By: Claire M...3647 days ago

Last month my wife and I got the word: Our 4-year-old is smart, but she's not cut out to join the Masters of the Universe (Kindergarten Division). Lucy's test scores mean she'll be shut out of our city's coveted "gifted" public schools.

We told ourselves when our daughter took the big exam that we didn't care, that the idea of a genius just out of diapers is ludicrous, and that the notion that schools could test for it is pure pseudoscience. This was like buying a lottery ticket, so we wouldn't....

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