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Chapter 6: The Robinson Center for Young Scholars
The Robinson Center for Young Scholars
The Robinson Center for Young Scholars, based at the University of Washington in Seattle, might seem to belong in the chapter on the USA. It has been included here for two reasons. First, as one of the most extreme examples of acceleration of able children, it follows on naturally from the previous chapter. Second, it is such a radical scheme that it deserves a chapter of its own.
Opposition to young children attending university is a deeply rooted cultural phenomenon. ...