NY Times editorial about education

Take home quote:
I bet that no country in the world does a better job than the United States at getting children with genetically low IQs to score higher than you’d expect on reading and math tests. Unfortunately, our education policy cares nothing for teaching children with genetically high IQs to their full potential. For example, many a Chinese immigrant has told me that the math we teach in college is the math they learned in high school back in China.
This is why the Mindweapon program of parents doing math as a hobby, then teaching their children to a very high level, has the potential for a very good return on investment. Success in the higher ranks of business and technology depends on complex thinking (IQ) and emotional intelligence (EQ). So long as there is civilization ,there will be ae need for complex thinkers, and more espeiclaly for complex thinkers who know how to get along with people.

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The NY Times Editorial Board decries the fact that adults in other countries have higher test scores than Americans.

They blame public education, but the problem is that liberals have all the wrong answers with respect to public education. There are two things that are holding us behind. One is that we have a dysgenic immigration policy, and this dates back to colonial times when a large number of immigrants were brought here not because they were expected to become intelligent and well-behaved citizens, but because greedy plantation owners wanted to use them as slave labor.

I bet that no country in the world does a better job than the United States at getting children with genetically low IQs to score higher than you’d expect on reading and math tests. Unfortunately, our education policy cares nothing for teaching children with genetically high IQs to their full potential. For example, many…

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4 Responses to NY Times editorial about education

  1. Stary Wylk says:

    When I went to junior college, we used to say you could get a degree there in Algebra or ESL. That wasn’t literally (a word I learned to use rightly in grade school) true, but looking at the catalog showed more of what I considered remedial courses for people who had wasted the public education they already got than real college level work.
    Emotional intelligence? I think much of what makes a geek is the conflicting signals kids get when they try to connect about anything meaningful with someone who was raised by the TV. If he doesn’t get to talk to someone about things outside the current MSM fare he begins to close himself up and others out.

  2. Ex-pat in Oz says:

    when they start reporting these things with a racial break-out, i’ll pay more attention to them

    otherwise i’m assuming the ave. is being dragged down by NAMs

  3. anon says:

    this is off topic, but everyone’s favorite hedge fund, err, hate group, errr, non profit is hiring

    http://www.splcenter.org/careers/Project-Manager

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