Today, I write about a new book on parenting that highlights cultural differences that impact children’s success in schools, including a belief among U.S. students that talent is innate — that you are either good at, say, math, or not. In contrast, Japanese students believe effort and hard work can outweigh a lack of inborn talent. In a guest column, an Elon University professor writes about the danger in censoring books, tied to the decision — since reversed — by a North Carolina school district to ban an American classic. Readers sound off on testing in response to an AJC investigation into standardized testing errors.
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Today’s moderator: Maureen Downey
Maureen Downey has written about local, state and federal education policy at the AJC for 12 years. She’s also taught college classes in mass communications and journalism. However, she’s learned more about schools from having four children in them.
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