Tag Archives: Arnold Kling

Learnable Intelligence and Taking Refined Pedagogical Practices Seriously

I recently wrote Charles Manski regarding his article “Genes, Eyeglasses, and Social Policy,” in which he argues that regardless of the heritability of IQ, that fact is irrelevant to social policy, much as the heritability of genetic defects in vision … Continue reading

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School Choice as a Response to Robert Frank’s Case for the Rational Libertarian

While I’ve not read Robert Frank’s most recent book, The Darwin Economy:  Liberty, Competition, and the Common Good, based on reviews it seems to be an elaboration of an argument that Frank has been making for thirty years:  That competition … Continue reading

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From Native American Education to the Creation of Conscious Culture through Educational Innovation

From 1491:  New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus, by Charles C. Mann (in the paragraph below, “Dawnland” refers to the Massachusetts coast): “Boys like Tisquantum explored the countryside, swam in the ponds at the south end of the harbor, … Continue reading

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