June 6, 1997 in Nation/World

Too Smart For Own Good


Robert Jordan, who took an exam to become a New London, Conn., police officer but wasn’t called back for an interview because he scored too high, has filed a federal lawsuit alleging discrimination based on intelligence. City officials argue that candidates who score too high could get bored with police work.”I know I would be a good cop, but I had the misfortune of selecting too many correct answers,” said Jordan, 46. “What kind of a message does this send to children? Study hard, but not too hard?”

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