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Cornell University Library

February 2019

What Schools Fail to Recognize: Creativity, Common Sense, Critical Thinking, and Wisdom Trump Knowledge and IQ

February 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
160 Mann Library, Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853 United States
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Schools in the United States and around the world have largely succeeded in one respect: IQs rose 30 points during the 20th century. Yet, in many respects, the world is in a more perilous state now than it was in 1900. Autocrats are on the rise, and economic inequality is soaring. Pollution, climate change, and antibiotic resistance threaten our lives and health. How did this situation come to be? One reason is that schools are failing our children and society…

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