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Breakfast was over, and Ted had gone to school. His father, disturbed by his son's report card, asked, "How can we help Ted to do better?"
His mother answered, "I've called his teacher for an appointment next week to talk about it. She says Ted is an underachiever —someone who has ability, but doesn't do his work or even seem to try."
The term "underachievement" is often used in educational circles today. Funds are expended to study its possible cures. Yet spiritual truth alone, with no dependence on psychological factors, can reverse underachievement. When this truth—presented by Christ Jesus and unfolded today in Christian Science—is understood and practiced, it can lead to productive school years, to the ability to establish and achieve worthwhile goals through self-discipline. Yet the real achievement so gained, the increased consciousness of one's true worth, is much greater than good grades or satisfactory academic performance.
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The Intellectual Challenge of Christian Science
JACK EDWARD FOSS
What Is Quality Education?
LIZABETH HERMINE FURST
Can Ignorance Be Bliss?
ESME A. GOLLSCHEWSKY
Graduated— Now What?
KENNY L. BAKER
JOAN ROBERTS KLIMA
TOURING VIA THE GLOSSARY
Thelma C. Tibbetts
We Need Lions
Kenneth H. McKelvie
A Saving Education
Geoffrey J. Barratt
The Ultimate Purpose of Education
My first several years in school were unhappy for me
Lloyd C. Hopkins
I wish to express my appreciation for the great good that Christian Science...
John P. Chamberlain
My mother was quickly receptive to Christian Science when she...
Greta Lagro Potter
Letters to the Press
with contributions from Geoffrey P. Wade