The Cult of Smart – How Our Broken Education System Perpetua
The Cult of Smart – How Our Broken Education System Perpetuates Social Injustice
epub | 1.36 MB | English | Author :Fredrik deBoer | B07J4RMN5Y | 2020 | St. Martin’s Publishing Group
Book Description :
Leftist firebrand Fredrik deBoer exposes the lie at the heart of our educational system and demands top to bottom reform.
Everyone agrees that education is the key to creating a more just and equal world, and that our schools are broken and failing. Preposed reforms variously target incompetent teachers, corrupt union practices, or outdated curricula, but no one acknowledges a scientifically-proven fact that we all understand intuitively: academic potential varies between individuals, and cannot be dramatically improved. In The Cult of Smart, educator and outspoken leftist Fredrik deBoer exposes this omission as the central flaw of our entire society, which has created and perpetuated an unjust class structure based on intellectual ability.
Since cognitive talent varies from person to person, our education system can never create equal opportunity for all. Instead, it teaches our children that heirarchy and competition are natural, and that…
Category : | Education Policy & Reform, Education Aims & Objectives
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