Why you should pick a weaker school for your kid

Rather than getting your kid into the best possible primary school, it might be worth sending him or her to a weaker school and making sure the kid is at the top of the class.

Chances are that will produce an achievement boost for years to come. Why that happens also holds a lesson for managers.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 06, 2018, with the headline 'Why you should pick a weaker school for your kid'. Print Edition | Subscribe