Human advancement—and prayer

There is controversy in Johnston County, North Carolina, over a new end-of-year testing policy. Twenty out of twenty-three of the county's schools were recognized by the state last year for "achieving above-average improvement in their students' work." However, 9% of the students were held back by the tests, while only 2% had been retained the preceding year (see The Christian Science Monitor, October 27, 1997).

Before he knows it, the student has gone beyond what he had originally thought he was capable of.

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