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  1. [ By on December 03, 2012 ]

    The Threat of Stereotype Joshua Aronson To close the achievement gap, we must address negative stereotypes that suppress student achievement. Not long ago, I was asked to explain why Jews were so rich. I had just accepted an offer to be assistant professor at a large university, and my wife and I, hunting for our new home, were in a restaurant having lunch with the realtor. “I mean it,” the realtor said. “Do you people have some genetic thing that makes you good at making money?” She explained that in her experience, her Jewish clients had the biggest houses and the nicest cars. I bristled. “What do you mean? That's a worn-out stereotype. My wife ...

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