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By Lou Marzeles

On the inverse theory of Multiple Intelligences at the public hearing


In 1983 a Harvard professor named Howard Gardner revolutionized education with a new teaching model. His theory of Multiple Intelligences argued that every person has a way of being smart that doesn’t always fit the norm. Back in the day kids were tested to see how smart they were. After Multiple Intelligences, the issue changed from “How smart are you?” to “How are you smart?”

In Goldendale Thursday night we witnessed the inverse corollary of this theory. According to this model, people can’t be generally classified as… um... less than bright, let’s say. The correct question now is not “How dumb are you?” It’s… Well, you see where this is going. And Thursday night...

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