What's wrong with being average?

Being so-so is as good as being bad in our relentless pursuit of excellence. Yet success is not about being the best, but making the best of what we have

My daughter came home recently with a report on her performance in the first school term.

It was a holistic profile which assigned achievement levels - accomplished, competent and developing - instead of grades to students' learning progress.

Please or to continue reading the full article. Learn more about ST PREMIUM.

Enjoy unlimited access to ST's best work

  • Exclusive stories and features on multiple devices
  • In-depth analyses and opinion pieces
  • ePaper and award-winning multimedia content
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 28, 2019, with the headline 'What's wrong with being average?'. Print Edition | Subscribe