Current Reading

This blog is primarily for me to blog my responses to books that I'm reading. Sometimes I blog about other stuff too, though.

I'm currently reading Notes on the Death of Culture: Essays on Spectacle and Society by Mario Vargas Llosa.

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Monday, March 9, 2015

Inequality: School of Rorschach

On page 90 it is noted that the best predictor of a 12th grader's scores on a great many standardized tests is their scores on similar tests at the start of 9th grade, i.e. where they go to high school is less important than his they start out.  This is not surprising.  Either it is a damning indictment of educators for failing to lift people up or it is the best argument for getting off the backs of educators because outcomes are largely beyond our control.

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