On schooling, he mentioned that at Hotchkiss “They’d post the grades on the wall and I’d be first in my class and annoy everybody.” That was 1954. It was like my high school in Beijing, the ranking list of each exam was posted on the blackboard at the front of the classroom. With this experience in mind, I asked the teachers at my child’s nursery in 1996 in New York, “how is he doing?”
Both teachers said, “oh no, we don’t rank our kids.”
Ok. But how do we find out if our kid, or any kid needs additional help to be on par with the rest of the class?
… most of the history we took was either American history or European history.
This is still pretty true.