Whistling Vivaldi, Part 2: So what do we do?

The first half (or maybe more) of social psychologist Claude Steele’s book Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do proves the detrimental impacts of “identity threat” on academic performance for stereotyped groups. This...

Thoughts on Tests

I had dinner last night with a good friend of mine who gave me his impassioned reasons why we should abolish national, yearly standardized tests and his skepticism of the Common Core. My friend’s main argument is that standardized tests harm low-income, minority...
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