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Competition Makes a Comeback
Summer 2010 | Education Next

Many high schools are naming multiple students–sometimes dozens–as valedictorians to reduce pressure and competition among students. An article by June Kronholz in the Summer 2010 issue of Education Next describes how student interest in academic competitions is growing, despite the fact that educators think competition is a bad thing.

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