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Malcolm Gladwell: College applicants ‘seduced by prestige’

After giving a short lecture in a packed auditorium at New Roads School, Malcolm Gladwell was asked to share advice for navigating the education system. “Stop worrying about grades,” he said, drawing raucous cheers before altering his statement slightly. “Well, stop worrying so much about grades.” The bestselling author wasn’t pandering for applause, although his […]

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