The Tyranny of Schooling: An Inquiry into the Problem of ''Stupidity.''

The Tyranny of Schooling: An Inquiry into the Problem of ''Stupidity.''

The Tyranny of Schooling: An Inquiry into the Problem of ''Stupidity.''

The Tyranny of Schooling: An Inquiry into the Problem of ''Stupidity.''

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CONTENTS

1. What This Book Is About 1

2. The Fear of Stupidity 18

3. Schools and the Schooling System 47

4. Do Schools Create Stupidity? 72

5. On the Nature and De finition of Retardation 94

6. Academic Stupidity and Social Competence 110

7. Clumsiness and Stupidity: An Analogy 121

8. A Democratic Dilemma: Compulsory Equality or the Liberty to Be Stupid? 133

9. Some Implications 143

10. What Follows? 157

INDEX 177

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