Good Read: Special or Not? Teach Kids To Figure It Out

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English teacher David McCullough's "You Are Not Special" graduation speech struck a nerve. In this article, author Annie Murphy Paul talks about the need to teach kids to evaluate their true level of aptitude, "a skill the rest of us could stand to acquire, too."

By now you've probably heard about the "you're not special" speech, when English teacher David McCullough told graduating seniors at Wellesley High School: "Do not get the idea you're anything special. Because you're not." Mothers and fathers present at the ceremony - and a whole lot of other parents across the Internet - took issue with McCullough's ego-puncturing words.

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