Jerry Mornvil, a recent graduate of Columbia High School in Maplewood, N.J., says being in a lower-level class had a negative impact on his own and his classmates' attitudes about school and themselves. Nancy Solomon for NPR hide caption

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A parking space reserved for Nobel laureates on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley. Cyrus Farivar for NPR hide caption

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