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Brady, we’re told, is a child of great potential. His teachers all acknowledge this and are quick to point out the things he’s good at. Like handing out the lunch boxes at break time. Brady is very good at remembering which lunch box belongs to each child—even though he’s only six. He can be a handful at times, but that’s boys, isn’t it? Lucy’s mum may not appreciate the difference between boys and girls, but Brady’s mum can tell her. “Boys are made to be outside,” she declares. “It’s wrong to shut them up in a classroom. Girls might be…

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