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The Resource The cult of smart : how our broken education system perpetuates social injustice, Fredrik deBoer

The cult of smart : how our broken education system perpetuates social injustice, Fredrik deBoer

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The cult of smart : how our broken education system perpetuates social injustice
Title
The cult of smart
Title remainder
how our broken education system perpetuates social injustice
Statement of responsibility
Fredrik deBoer
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In order to move toward a more egalitarian society, the American education system must be reformed to account for genetic differences between individual academic abilities. All groups, all races, and all genders are created equal. Not all individuals are. The Cult of Smart is a provocative and groundbreaking discussion of human potential, a topic which, in recent times, has been corrupted by the pernicious and cynical pseudoscience of "race realism." Fredrik deBoer-an expert on testing and assessment who has spent as much time in a classroom as he as in the library-takes on intelligence and inequality from the unorthodox perspective of progressive politics. He makes the case that intelligence exists, matters, and is diverse, and that this diversity of potential should be embraced by all who hope for a more egalitarian society. Our education system, our expectations for students, and our fundamental values as a liberal society are based on the idea that every seed can ultimately produce equal fruit. This premise is pretty, but it denies science and reality and misplaces our values: we shouldn't cultivate our children in the first place. We should help them grow. To be fairer, more equal, and more progressive, we must embrace subjects that our politics have unnecessarily made uncomfortable. This book may sting at first, but its ultimate message is one of profound humanity and optimism: we aren't all equal in every way. It isn't incumbent on us to treat one another equally because we earn it; we must treat each other equally because it is the right thing to do. Let's tend to the soil"--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
deBoer, Fredrik
Dewey number
370.110973
Index
index present
LC call number
LA217.2
LC item number
.D39 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Education
  • Intelligence levels
  • Educational change
  • Educational equalization
  • Social justice
Label
The cult of smart : how our broken education system perpetuates social injustice, Fredrik deBoer
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1135099360
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
276 pages
Isbn
9781250200372
Lccn
2019055469
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1135099360
Label
The cult of smart : how our broken education system perpetuates social injustice, Fredrik deBoer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1135099360
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
276 pages
Isbn
9781250200372
Lccn
2019055469
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1135099360

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