EVERY year around state exam time, a cartoon circulates on Facebook depicting an adjudicator stating to an audience of a monkey, an elephant, a goldfish, a penguin and a seal: ‘For a fair selection, everybody has to climb that tree’. Needless to say, only the monkey looks happy about the prospect, and it is obviously unfair on the others to be measured by that particular ability. Could the same argument be made about our state exams? If so, a new type of education may be needed.
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