Tributes to Sheldon Seevak

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If what I.Q. tests measure is immutable and innate, what explains the Flynn effect-the steady rise in scores across generations? One Saturday in November of 1984, James Flynn, a social scientist at the University of Otago, in New Zealand, received a large package in the mail. It was from a colleague in Utrecht, and it contained the results of I.Q. tests given to two generations of Dutch eighteen-year-olds. When Flynn looked through the data, he found something puzzling. The Dutch eighteen-year-olds from the nineteen-eighties scored better than those who took the same tests in the nineteen-fifties—and not just slightly better, »

Stars and Strife A clash of cultures at Boston's City Hall in 1976 symbolized the city's years-long confrontation with the busing of schoolchildren * By Celia Wren * Smithsonian magazine, April 2006 The incident on Boston’s City Hall Plaza took no more than 15 seconds, Ted Landsmark recalls. He was set upon and punched; someone swung an American flag at him; his attackers fled; he glanced down at his suit. “I realized I was covered with blood, and at that moment I understood that something quite significant had happened.” What had happened was partly an accident of timing—a collision between »

Andrew Hacker, "The Truth About the Colleges,," New York Review of Books, 52 no. 17 (November 3, 2005) Books reviewed: Privilege: Harvard and the Education of the Ruling Class by Ross Gregory Douthat Hyperion, 288 pp., $24.95 I'm the Teacher, You're the Student: A Semester in the University Classroom by Patrick Allitt University of Pennsylvania Press, 244 pp., $19.95 (paper) What the Best College Teachers Do by Ken Bain Harvard University Press, 207 pp., $21.95 University, Inc.: The Corporate Corruption of American Higher Education by Jennifer Washburn Basic Books, 326 pp., $26.00 The Best 357 Colleges: 2005 Edition by the »

Living the dream at Latin School By Michael P. Danziger | Boston Globe, August 27, 2005 THE DRAMATIC decrease in representation of black and Latino students at Boston Latin School highlights a problem that Boston, and other major urban centers, face today. Moreover, the consequences of this issue will plague these cities for years to come as another generation of bright, motivated, hardworking children are left behind. No one can argue that the widening gap between the demographics of children of Boston and the representation at Boston's most competitive public schools is alarming. Nor could anyone who has spent time »

Minority numbers plunge at Latin Concerns raised about recruiting By Maria Sacchetti Boston Globe, August 23, 2005 In the six years since a federal court ruled that elite Boston Latin School could not consider race as an admissions factor, black enrollment in the school has plunged by more than 42 percent. The number of Hispanic students in the city's most prestigious public school has dropped by 32 percent during the same period, according to state Department of Education records. The decline in minority enrollment is fueling concern that the Boston Public Schools are not doing enough to recruit the system's »

Still Separate, Still Unequal: America's Educational Apartheid JONATHAN KOZOL / Harper's Magazine v.311, n.1864 1sep2005 Many Americans who live far from our major cities and who have no firsthand knowledge of the realities to be found in urban public schools seem to have the rather vague and general impression that the great extremes of racial isolation that were matters of grave national significance some thirty-five or forty years ago have gradually but steadily diminished in more recent years. The truth, unhappily, is that the trend, for well over a decade now, has been precisely the reverse. Schools that were already »

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