Day: January 24, 2013

Why Do Education Schools Have Such Low Standards?

Despite the billions of dollars showered on our schools, American public education  is poor to mediocre and likely to remain so. Only 7% of our grade 8 students reach the Advanced level in mathematics, suggesting why little advanced coursework in mathematics and science can be taught in our high schools. In contrast, from 27 to […]

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The Beauty of Disparate Impact

One reason disparate impact theory has become such a standard element in institutional affairs is that it is so simple.  It begins and ends on a basic numerical axiom: if a practice affects an identity group disproportionately, we have some kind of bias at work.  It offers as evidence only a ratio, for instance, a […]

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