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Freddie deBoer On 'The Cult of Smart'



July 27th, 2020  •  50 mins 31 secs  •  Download (20.2 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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Katie recounts a listener complaint and the cohosts announce a new focus for the podcast. Then, the bulk of the episode consists of an interview Jesse conducted with Freddie deBoer, a brilliant thinker and writer whose first book, "The Cult of Smart: How Our Broken Education System Perpetuates Social Injustice," is a searing indictment of the American education system's most entrenched orthodoxy: the idea that just about any child can succeed academically.