Reader feedback: All smartened up and nowhere to go

Re: Slovakia excels in education, News Briefs, October 6 - 12,2003, Volume 9, Number 38

I can verify the high quality of Slovak secondary students, having taught more than 1,200 of them in university. It took them a while to get used to the differences between teaching styles and priorities in the American system versus the Slovak system. But once they did, they easily excelled and outpaced, on average, the American students I had previously taught.

The critical problem, although not at issue here, is the terrible deficiency in university places for qualified Slovak students. Too many first rate students can't find a place in a Slovak university - which turned out to be quite good for the tuition-based university where I taught.

Don Merritt,

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