Hidden Intellectualism Summary

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Summary of “Hidden Intellectualism”

In “Hidden Intellectualism” by Gerald Graff emphasizes his belief that schools are at fault for children not being interested in their class work because they miss their opportunity to reach the students’ street smarts and put that towards their schoolwork. Graff points out that there has never been a connection to that theory but uses his own experiences to as evidence behind it. If students are hooked on a certain topic, they should be able to work up something academically wonderful if only they look through their “academic eye”.

When Graff was just a young boy classes intermixed with one another and their children grew up on and around the same things. In a way they were the same, some were just better