Additional actions:

The cult of smart : how our broken education system perpetuates social injustice / Fredrik deBoer
Book | All Points Books | 2020 | First edition.
Not Available (370.1109 D)
5 holds on first copy returned of 8 copies
close The checkbox checked. only show available The checkbox unchecked. only show available The checkbox checked. only show available The checkbox unchecked. only show available
view holdings


Location Call No. Status Message
Central 2nd Fl - SST New Books 370.1109 D DUE 01-08-21
Central 2nd Fl - SST New Books 370.1109 D DUE 01-25-21
Cortelyou Non-Fic 370.1109 D DUE 01-06-21
Homecrest Non-Fic 370.1109 D DUE 12-23-20
New Lots Non-Fic 370.1109 D DUE 01-12-21
Park Slope Non-Fic 370.1109 D ON HOLDSHELF
Red Hook Non-Fic 370.1109 D DUE 02-05-21
Wash Irving Non-Fic 370.1109 D ON HOLDSHELF
Show fewer items

More Details

First edition.
276 pages ; 22 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-261) and index.
"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"-- Provided by publisher.
9781250200372 :
1250200377 :
View in classic catalog MARC display
Lists that include this item
Back to top