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During the last few years, the American public has feasted on criticism of allegedly poor schools, ineffective teachers, and unmotivated and undisciplined students. Many Americans are becoming convinced that their educational dollars are not buying a high-quality product.
When a football player in college demonstrates a great deal of ability, he sometimes sits out a year of play so that the additional year of physical growth and development will make it possible for him to reach even greater athletic success when he returns to the game.
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