VEDANTAM: It did make sense, Linda. And it points to why common sense can sometimes be misleading. It turns out that in the squadrons that had the strongest and the weakest students together, these students were so different from one another that they actually splintered into two different groups. They were in the same squadron but they were in different social universes. The good students hung out with other good students. The weak students hung out with other weak students. And now pure effects(ph) worked in the way that you didn't intend; the weak students were surrounded by other weak students, and their performance actually went down.
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