REAL EDUCATION: Four Simple Truths for Bringing America's Schools Back to Reality by ProQuest

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In his latest book, Murray argues that the education system in the United States is broken because of four general "truths" about its current practices: * The topic of multiple intelligences is misunderstood, leading many people into a sense of "educational romanticism," or the idealistic belief that an emphasis on a student's unique intelligences can somehow counteract the student's deficits in logical reasoning or linguistic aptitude * Half of the students are performing below average, and there is very little the education system can do to improve their academic abilities * Far too many people are going to college, relegating the bachelor's degree to nothing more than an artificial job qualification * America will always be run by an elite population of politicians, business people, scientists, great thinkers, civic leaders, and producers of culture, thus necessitating a system that focuses on these elite, rather than on the bottom half of the student population. Murray is a strong proponent of school choice, and his education reform plan includes expanding this choice to strengthen such alternatives as homeschooling, voucher programs, and charter schools.

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