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The Abuse Of The Tests
They claim not only that they are really measuring intelligence, but that intelligence is innate, hereditary, and predetermined. They believe that they are measuring the capacity of a human being for all time and that this capacity is fatally fixed by the child's heredity. Intelligence testing in the hands of men who hold this dogma could not but lead to an intellectual caste system in which the task of education had given way to the doctrine of predestination and infant damnation....
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Title: The Abuse Of The Tests
Creator: Walter Lippmann (author)
Date: November 15, 1922
Format: Article
Publication: The New Republic
Source: Available at selected libraries
Location: vol. 32, pp. 297-298
Keywords: Advocacy; Children; Education; Educational Institutions; Eugenics; Government Agencies; Heredity; Ideologies; Institutions; Intelligence; Intelligence Tests; Laws & Regulation; Lothrop Stoddard; Medicine & Science; Prejudice; Public Health & Welfare; Schools; Social Welfare & Communities; Statistics; Walter Lippmann
Topics: Government, Policy & Law; Science, Health & Technology; Social Movements & Advocacy