I’ve got a short column on The Underdog Imperative at City Journal.

. . . when students compete outside their own schools, or above their skill levels, they learn how they measure up in the world. They learn the value of mistakes and how to bounce back from failure.

Also in City Journal, Sol Stern writes that mayor control of New York City schools is more spin than substance and teacher Marc Epstein details how the state’s U.S. history exam is nearly impossible to fail.

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