chapter  19
11 Pages

Jensen and Educational Differences

WithCarl Bereiter

The thrust of Jensen’s work, as I see it, has been toward establishing a more coherent model of ability differences in the minds of educated people. It has not been sufficient, of course, simply to expound a scientifically more adequate model. Too much is at stake morally. Whatever the excesses some of Jensen’s critics may have gone to, they have been correct in their intuition that any change in the way we view ability differences is a potential threat to the world-wide drive toward social equality.