Originally Posted by JonLaw
Originally Posted by madeinuk
I think that the problem that I have is that I think that giftedness ought to be the norm at a university or at least a top tier/state flagship one. So I would be more comfortable if the inverse of what you wrote applied I suppose.

I guess that I am too idealistic.

The problem isn't idealism. It's math.

There aren't enough gifted people who want to actually attend state flagship universities to do that.

The gifted people tend to be in the Honors program or whatever it is called at the state flagship university.

Then the way ahead is clear:-

Oxford is now reintroducing entrance exams.

Austria and Finland (at least) have national exams where the top x get to study at university.

Thanks - you just saved me a ton of money - German lessons will be way cheaper

Last edited by madeinuk; 07/21/13 04:22 AM.

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