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Don't Underrate US Students in Global Contests

Don't Underrate US Students in Global Contests

In the article ''Why B-Students From the US Lag Behind European Peers,'' July 6, the author seems to imply that ''academic teams'' from countries other than the United States were dominant in international competition.

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This upset me, particularly as a 15-year-old member of a winning team in an international competition. My four-person team from Williamstown, Mass., came out on top in the intermediate age group at the International Future Problem Solving Conference in Providence, R.I. I realize that this is one isolated competition, but I'm sure there are other US students who have done well in international events.

Jonathan M. Sussman Williamstown, Mass.

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