School probably should do a lot of things.
But intellectually equating a C – in The Principles of Elementry Education, to an A – in Fluid Dynamics, is not one of them.
I mean – come on.
If you are not the smartest person in the room, is it bad that you know that?
And when someone else is willing to work harder, should they not be allowed the success that it brings?
The basic principle of the new education is to be that dunces and idlers must not be made to feel inferior to intelligent and industrious pupils.
–C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters