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UofC.jpgCharles Murray famously spends time deconstructing the myths of public education. He’s not always right, he’s usually politically incorrect, but he’s always worth listening to — especially if you are a public educator.

With civility, what do you think (honestly) of his four myths/truths?

His newest book, Real Education: Four Simple Truths for Bringing America’s Schools Back to Reality
, examines four myths. Actually, he proposes four truths:

Myth 1: All students are the same.
Truth 1: Ability varies from student to student.

Myth 2: All students are good students.
Truth 2: Half of the students are below average.

Myth 3: Everyone should go to college.
Truth 3: Too many students are going to college.

Myth 4: America’s future is secure, in spite of educational disarray.
Truth 4: America’s future depends on how we educate the academically gifted.

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