Charles Murray, W. H. Brady Scholar of the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) and author of the book Real Education: Four Simple Truths for Bringing America's Schools Back to Reality, explains how the educational system works in the United States. He elaborates on the four simple truths of his book—people have different abilities, half of the children are below average, too many people are going to college, and the importance of rigorously educating the academically gifted. Murray proposes redefining the goal of education and believes credit should be given to anyone who is good at what he or she does, not just those who have earned a bachelor's degree.
Real Education: Four Simple Truths for Bringing America's Schools Back to Reality Charles Murray
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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.