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Confusing Achievement With Aptitude
Education Week
  • Dave Powell, Gettysburg College
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2012
Abstract

My wife and I read and reread the words several times, allowing them to sink in. "Being in an academic class would cause him harm," the principal wrote about our son, "as the rigor would be too great." The report continued, "He would be the lowest-ability student in the class and by a large margin." It is a day you don't soon forget when the principal of your son's school tells you—in an email, no less—that your child simply is not capable of managing academic work. [excerpt]

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Powell, Dave. "Confusing Achievement With Aptitude.” Education Week 32.14 (2012): 26-27, 29.