Moderator’s introduction

Credit: Jon Krause/Newsart

Credit: Jon Krause/Newsart

Remember ability grouping? It’s coming back, which is likely to please some parents. I write about the trend and whether the research supports it. In a guest column, Emory University responds to a graduate now teaching in Clayton County who wrote a few weeks ago that elite colleges, including his alma mater, don’t reach out enough to low-income students. And readers have fun with the issue of excuses offered by students to get out of tests or put off term papers; this is in response to last week’s guest column by a local professor on how many grandparents seem to perish during finals.

» Getting on track: Should students be grouped by ability? by Maureen Downey

Guest coumnists:

» Emory strives for diverse enrollment by John Latting

» Response to recent conversation from Our readers