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  • Educating B Students

    While it’s important that our top students are as good as top students everywhere, our biggest untapped resource is our B students. Maybe we should start teaching them useful skills.

    I understand why top students – the A+ types – learn physics and calculus. I get why they study classic literature and the details of history. The kids in this brainy group are the future professors, scientists, and engineers who will propel civilization forward.

    But why do we make the B students sit through these same classes? That’s like trying to teach a walrus to tap dance. It’s a complete waste of time and money. And most students fall into that middle category. I assume this ridiculous educational system is a legacy from a day when generic mental training was good enough for just about any job.

    In our modern world, would it make more sense to teach B students something useful, such as entrepreneurship?

    Consider my own story…

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