Transcript
  • 00:00    |    
    Initial credits
  • 00:25    |    
    Introduction
  • 00:52    |    
    Educational system in the United States
    • Living a lie
    • No alternatives
    • Educational propaganda
    • Two kinds of jobs
  • 03:30    |    
    Four simple truths
    • Ability varies
    • Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences
    • Half of the children are below average
    • Murray's athletic skills
    • Too many people are going to college
      • Bachelor's degree
      • Certification
    • America's future depends on how we educate the academically gifted
      • Elites
      • Holding feet to the fire
      • Rigor in verbal expression
      • Rigor in evaluation of data
      • Rigor in thoughts about human life
  • 14:51    |    
    Redefining the goal of education
    • Accomplishments for leading a happy life
    • Excellence in all of its forms
  • 17:24    |    
    Final words
  • 18:23    |    
    Final credits


Real Education: Four Simple Truths for Bringing America’s Schools Back to Reality

New Media  | 07 de noviembre de 2008  | Vistas: 846

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.




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Charles Murray is the W. H. Brady Scholar of the American…