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50s-60s short story: implanted knowledge, except for the protagonist who has to solve his issues the usual way

There was a short story from back in the 50s or 60s, about a student who was struggling in school. Just about everyone else had knowledge downloaded/implanted into their brains. But the protagonist ...
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Sci Fi story about injecting books into kids' brains

I remember a story (by Asimov maybe?) about a future in which teaching in school is done through infusing the material into kids' brains? One kid doesn't fit in life because his brain isn't ...
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Story that might have house, simple mind, in title

I'm looking for a short story written pre-1975. It has a future world where children are educated to enter a specific guild. The hero is at the top of his class, but does not get selected for his ...
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Looking for a story about Children being tested and 'placed' in their careers

I remember reading this book/story, maybe 25-30 years ago It was a story about a society that had their children tested for aptitude. Whatever they scored well in determined what they should study ...
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Short story where man rejected from learning program and identified as untrainable

I read a story when I was a child in the 70's that I cannot forget. It may have been from fiction written between 1950 - 1975. My older brother subscribed to several short fiction scifi magazines. ...
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Looking for short story describing the job interview of an operator/engineer (not Asimov's “Profession”)

I'm desperately looking for a science fiction short story I read in the 80s (or maybe 90s, my memory is not the best). I remember the main story line was about the job interview of a worker, who ...
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Short story from the 80s - Character has to read instead of having brain programed [duplicate]

I had a collection of Science-Fiction short stories back in the 80s. There was one story set in the future where everyone went through a programming process that would "teach" them how to perform the ...
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Story about a student that does not learn like other students

This student doesn't learn by rote and is singled out as an individual thinker that can innovate. He was fearful that he would not pass his exams about repairing space craft but in the end he proves ...
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Trying to recall the name of a book I read in the 80's

I read a book or short story where kids did not go to school or read books. When they reached a certain age they were programmed. The programming did not work on some kids and they were sent away. ...
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Which short story involves intelligent people being put in an institution? [duplicate]

Basic Plot: a dystopian future wherein all the productive, intelligent people are committed to a "mental institution" where they more or less keep the world running. I read it in the early 1970's, in ...