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Reader recommendation: The Smartest Kids in the World

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The Smartest Kids in the World by Amanda Ripley is a must-read for anyone who wants to teach. Poverty and non-English-speaking students are no longer an excuse for American public schools. Ripley's amazing book even reveals how wealthy, private school parents in the US sometimes express more interest in sports than in a strong math program.