Amercian Talent and Manpower Needs
Great interest in the schooling needs of children and youths of unusual ability is now evident at every level of American education. All over the country, classes are being regrouped, new courses introduced, and new material added to old courses to give bright boys and girls a tougher and more stimulating education. This activity is designed in general to benefit the upper fifth, in some cases the upper fourth or even third, of the school population as classified by ability.
Some schools make special provision for the top one or two per cent. However, the main object is not to single out a few prodigies but to fatten up the curriculum for millions with better than average minds. Generally speaking, these ...