Not as powerful as "Taare Zameen Par" which popularized the slogan "Every child is special" in India, but good fun read.
Story summary.Accreditation inspectors are paying a surprise visit to Thorling School, a specialized school for problem children. And inspectors arrive carrying preconceived notions about headmaster Judson Royster because of his past.
Only the kids here aren't really problem kids - the label society has given them. They share a very special talent. Inspectors will go back happy, thanks to deft handling by teachers & kids.
Fact sheet.First published: Analog, March 1968.
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Listed among the stories from John Campbell's Astounding/Analog.
Related: Stories of Howard L Myers (as by Verge Foray).