For U.S. Youth, Intellectual Achievement is not Cool

  According to Cross-Cultural Analysis of Math Students by Titu Andreescu, Joseph A. Gallian, Jonathan M. Kane, and Janet E. Mertz, there’s a social stigma associated with mathematics among American teenagers: Many USA-born white and historically underrepresented minorities who are gifted in mathematics do not participate in MATHCOUNTS, AMC examinations, or, even, school mathematics clubs […]