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in thread In praise of curiosity

I found the British school system works to raise the average performance of the students at the expense of flexibility and leaving little room for the talented to explore, whereas the US system tends to perform not as well on average but its brightest students are really bright. The contrast could be seen in the International Math Olympia.

The future of the students seem to be preordained very early on in the British system.

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Re^3: In praise of curiosity
by adrianh (Chancellor) on Jul 28, 2003 at 08:23 UTC

    Curiously, I found the opposite (although the UK system is rapidly approaching the US system now). I still find it hard to believe that so much weight is attached to SAT and GRE scores.