Reward talent as heavily as book smarts

Not all students perform well on tests linked to subject matter.  Instead they are talented in other areas that deserve recognition (“Start struck by NYC Fame school,” New York Post, Apr. 16).  I’m referring now to La Guardia High School, which is dedicated to students who are talented in music and the performing arts.

It makes little sense evaluating the success of the school by the usual standardized tests because such tests do not measure talent.  Yet pressure is forcing La Guardia to administer such tests.  It’s a mistake that will only deter talented students from applying.

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