Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Teaser Tuesdays: David and Goliath

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by Should Be Reading.

Grab your current read. Open to a random page. Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page. BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell p. 44

"One country after another has spent that kind of money because we look at a school like Shepaug Valley--where every teacher has a chance to get to know every student--and we think, 'There's the place to send my child.' But the evidence suggests that the thing we are convinced is such a big advantage might not be such an advantage at all."

My elementary class had about 22 kids (never over 25) and it was a terrible school. I learned very little there. Small classes are not automatically good. Gladwell explains several reasons why, here.

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