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Photo: Bloomberg
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Moderator’s introduction

In today’s guest column, a Georgia Tech researcher discusses why so few African-American students are going into science and mathematics, fields where the jobs are. He cites the lower performance of Georgia’s black students on state math exams, saying this lack of preparation is a major factor. Readers also sound off on this issue. In my column, I share my conversation with the author of a terrific new book on the smartest kids in the world and what makes them so.

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