How did we get to where we are today?

Your cover story "I wouldn't be where I am today" (26 April) explores a fascinating issue: the relationship between schooling and academic achievement. Are there any studies about "late developers", as we used to be called? Why is it that the relatively few who are lauded when they are young often fail to maintain their promise, while those who pass through school unremarkably can flower? It would also be interesting to know why your writer decided that academic success was more worthy of attention than other kind of success.

Mark Featherstone-Witty, Founding principalchief executive, Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts.

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