Meritocracy is wrongly attacked

In an attempt to create equity in education, meritocracy is attacked because critics say it is largely the result of luck (“A Belief in Meritocracy Is Not Only False: It’s Bad for You,”, Feb. 10).  There is an element of truth in that belief, but it grossly overstates the issue.

The truth is that despite their background, students make choices about learning.  Some are willing to work harder than others. We should reward them for their efforts and not make them feel guilty because they succeed while others fail. Only the U.S. does not give proper support to students at the top. Instead, they fixate on those at the bottom.

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