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Lecture 19:09 Divergent Thinking Ability to see many possible answers to a question and many ways of interpreting a question An essential capacity for creativity (i.e. having original ideas that have value) Does this mean that all answers and all interpretations are necessarily equal? Education: The Great Equalizer? American Education: Savage Inequalities Kozol documented stark inequalities in NYC schools, which largely stem from differences in funding levels Average expenditures in city of NY = $5,500 Average expenditures in NY suburbs = $11,000 Schools are largely funded by property taxes and therefore reflect the neighborhoods within which they are located Detailed comparison of 2 public schools in NYC: A public school in a middle-class, mostly white neighborhood A public school in a poor, mostly minority neighborhood Teaching Quality Middle-class school: Principal reported an excellent teaching staff Teachers better in control of classroom
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