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#1583: Another Look At Hyper Education | The Best Of Our Knowledge
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There is a small but growing world of high-achievement education giving rise to after-school learning centers, spelling bees, and math competitions.

Today on the Best of Our Knowledge, we’ll talk about the trend towards hyper-education. We speak with Dr. Pawan Dhingra about his book called Hyper Education – Why Good Schools, Good Grades, and Good Behavior Are Not Enough.

Pawan Dhingra is a sociologist and a professor of American Studies at Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts. We spoke about why he took on education in overdrive.

The timeline of US race relations and civil rights can be seen in the evolution of comic book heroes. That’s the topic of today’s Academic Minute.

This episode originally aired in March 2020. Photo courtesy of NYU Press.