Alfred Brinson: Land of opportunity

March 4, 2013 

Here, opportunity

I’d like to thank the writer of the March 2 letter “Don’t label kids.” We saw this in England when my family and I were there 1963-67 while I was in the Air Force.

Wrong! Wrong! Wrong! Children were given a test at age 11, the “Eleven Plus Exam” they called it. Some were put on the university track. The others were thrown into the vocational file.

I have a lifelong friend and classmate who did poorly in elementary school. Later he excelled in high school and college.

Opportunity is the American hallmark!

Alfred Brinson

Greenville

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