Your friend is hosting a dinner party and you’ve just finished coffee and the dessert course.Suddenly he stands up, pulls a sheaf of papers from a folder and begins speaking.“Now we’re in for a real treat,” he says. “Wait until you see the scores in little Jimmy’s school report card.”In a minute, he’s talking about how many students placed in the top quarter in language arts and math. You glance at your watch.Five minutes later, he’s comparing the scores to those of nearby school districts and you feel a . . .
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