Can We Really Tell What Young People Will Be?

I am in Switzerland and at dinner we have discussed the Swiss system, which chooses in the sixth grade whether you will go to college or not. One of the teachers of my friends’ children said that he can tell in kindergarten which class they will be in. BigArmWoman says that Americans can tell in the third grade.

If you want to be enlightened and depressed, go read it.

(For those of you who didn’t go read it, 3rd grade exams are used to predict the need for prison beds.)