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Topic: An open letter to Dan Hart
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An open letter to Dan Hart
Posted: Jun 1, 1995 7:14 PM
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(Anyone, however, is encouraged to respond.)


1) You've stated, "There are two things which impact student performance
significantly. One is intelligence, which generally can't be taught. The other
is study, pure and simple." My immediate interpretation of your theory is
that pedagogy and curriculum (among many, many factors) are of no consequence.
Is this an oversimplistic reading of your statement?

1a) How do you define "intelligence"?

1b) On what evidence do you base your intelligence-and-study-only theory?

2) You've also used the term "PC." I honestly don't know what people mean
when they speak of "political correctness." Could you please clarify?

Thank you.

Bill Rosenthal
Dep't of Teacher Education
Michigan State University

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