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American public education has begun to change. Schools are challenging students with ever more difficult subject matter and expecting mastery at increasing levels of sophistication. While necessary and appealing, this drive toward higher standards raises justifiable concern: Are schools promoting academic excellence for those who already have a competitive advantage, while turning away from the far more difficult task of fostering achievement among those who do not?
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