Charles Murray is the W. H. Brady Scholar of the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) and author of the book Real Education. In this interview, hosted by Luis Figueroa, he talks about the problems of education in the United States and how society has given college degrees disproportionate significance. The problem with this way of thinking, according to Murray, is that young people find themselves pursuing achievement only in the academic environment. Murray emphasizes the importance of students focusing on areas where they are the most productive and analyzes the role, influence, and responsibilities of the academically gifted.
Interview with Charles Murray by Luis Figueroa
Special Collections Room
Universidad Francisco Marroquín
Guatemala, November 6, 2008
A New Media - UFM production. Guatemala, November 2008 Camera: Jorge Samayoa, Mynor de León; digital editing: Claudia de Obregón; index and synopsis: Carlos Barreno; content revisers: Daphne Ortiz, Rebeca Zuñiga, Jennifer Keller; publication: Mario Pivaral / Carlos Petz
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Charles Murray is the W. H. Brady Scholar of the American Enterprise Institute (AEI). He was a consultant for the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and for the Bulgarian government as well as senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research and chief scientist at the American Institutes for Research (AIR). Murray holds a PhD in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a BA in history from Harvard University. He is the author of several books, including Real Education: Four Simple Truths for Bringing America's Schools Back to Reality, The Bell Curve, and In Pursuit: Of Happiness and Good Government.