ERIC Number: EJ658530
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Equal Potential: A Collective Fraud.
Gottfredson, Linda S.
Society, v37 n5 p19-28 Jul-Aug 2000
Critiques the College Board's report, "Reaching the Top," asserting that it illustrates collective fraud in the social sciences, which sustains an egalitarian fiction that intelligence is clustered equally across all human populations. Suggests that while the report omits certain popular falsehoods, it also omits crucial truths about educational underrepresentation of high-achieving minority students. Asserts that lie-based social programs leave in place the very inequalities they mean to expunge. (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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