Saving Our Schools

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The writing has been on the wall for quite a while. We need to recognise why our education system is stagnating.

At the beginning of the 1964 school year, teachers in a California primary school were told that some of their students had shown extraordinary results on an IQ test. They were also told that these students, roughly one-fifth of all pupils in the school, were expected to have academic growth spurts that year.

At the end of the year, the group of students designated as growth-spurt candidates did indeed show, on average, higher gains in IQ than their peers. Teachers also rated these students as better adjusted and more intellectually independent than their classmates.[1].


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