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3 Replies to “When Michael Feuer Attacks!”
It’s hard to know where to start on Murray’s book. He clearly didn’t look at any research, even the work that might support his claims. But, hey, this kind of shocking writing will certainly make him money when people buy the book.
Yeah, half the kids are below average. Because statisticians decide what average is using normally distributed results of IQ tests. You can’t move what is average using norm-referenced IQ tests that don’t move the average score. Besides, IQ is not static, it changes throughout one’s life and as one’s circumstances change.
A few years ago a prisoner labeled mentally challenged discovered his IQ had risen to near average while in prison, largely people speculated from his study of law books as he prepared reports to try to get himself out of prison.
Go Michael Feuer
Sara wrote about Murray’s book back in January: http://eduoptimists.blogspot.com/2009/01/ensuring-real-education.html
Also worth reading…
Hey give the guy a break! Maybe he is speaking from his fustration. Remember those who can’t write about it! My mom always told me don’t argue with a rock the rock will win.