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Waiting for Superman

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There’s a good statistic in the film: while American kids score near the bottom of most international comparative aptitude tests, the area where American kids do excel is confidence.
A study done about ten years ago compared confidence with actual performance and found that the higher students’ confidence in themselves, the worst their performance. I was not surprised.

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Author: Aonghas Crowe

Aonghas (pron. "Ennis") Crowe is an author, writer, blogger, and translator. He splits his time between Fukuoka, Japan and Beirut, Lebanon. Read more by Aonghas Crowe at www.aonghascrowe.com

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