Pat Buchanan asks the hard questions about the recent PISA scores.
Tag Archives: Race and Intelligence
Is the Sun Rising in the East?, Buchanan
The Only International Test Score Info You Need to Know, Washington Post
We are far down the list on PISA scores, but WP says not to worry.
Evaluation of the Tennessee Voluntary Prekindergarten Program, Peabody Research Institute
Yet another effort to “close the gaps” fails.
Income, IQ, and Effort, American Thinker
London’s mayor dared suggest IQ has something to do with success.
The Persisting Racial Gap in College Student Graduation Rates, Journal of Blacks in Higher Ed.
There is a 22-point gap between blacks and whites at Division I schools.
Black Student Graduation Rates at High-Ranking Colleges and Universities, Journal of Blacks in Higher Ed.
At a few top schools, blacks have higher graduation rates than whites.
Proportion of black students continues to fall.
Big Rise in Support for Vicious Anti-White Party in South Africa, The New Observer
Party banner: “Honeymoon is over for white people in South Africa.”
Response to “Walk out on Charles Murray”, Duke Chronicle
Visiting professor defends research on group differences.
Race-Hustling Results, Creators
Asians have no Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton but seem to do very well.
Students Walk out of Murray Talk, Duke Chronicle
Duke students don’t like what the AEI scholar has to say about IQ.
The 25 Countries with the Most Brainpower, Business Insider
The US still tops the rankings–only because of our large population.
More Schools Opening Advanced Placement Courses to All Students, Los Angeles Times
Lotteries exclude some qualified students in favor of those less qualified.
Upending Stereotypes About Black Students, Education Week
Everything you think you know about blacks is wrong.
U.S. Adults Fare Poorly in a Study of Skills, New York Times
Immigrants drag down the average.
Northern Europe and East Asia fared best.
Improving at multitasking is possible, but it does not affect IQ.
“Nobody would disagree that, by and large, intelligence and ability are distributed equally around the globe.”
Children of rich people have a better chance of choosing environments that suit their genetic propensities.
Four Decades of Failed School Reform, Washington Post
Long-time educator: Fad “reforms” never work and sometimes do harm.
Flatlining SAT Scores Are ‘A Call to Action’ for Educators, Christian Science Monitor
Also, test makers are working on a new SAT that will reduce “background disparities.”
Windsor School Board Questions Equity Report Author, The Hartford Courant
Report says the achievement gap is due to “institutional racism.”
I Quit Teach for America, The Atlantic
“I don’t believe that American education can be saved by youthful enthusiasm.”
Wide Racial Gap Persists in Education Testing, The Columbus Dispatch
“Poor, white students outperformed black students from poor and wealthy families.”
Weakest Pupils ‘Suffer Crisis of Confidence in Top Schools’, Telegraph (London)
More evidence for “mismatch theory.”
State Says Too Many of Santa Cruz’s Black Students Are in Special Ed, Santa Cruz Sentinel
38 percent of blacks, 34 percent of Hispanics, and 12 percent of whites receive special education.
Higher-ups, “agonized” about the lack of non-whites, are pushing “positive discrimination.”
Poor whites are doing worse than poor blacks in British schools.
On “Dream” 50th, Race Is Less Black & White, More Scale of Grey, Washington Times
What AmRen is up to should be treated as a “criminal act.”
At least the country has standards–and enforces them.
Compared to 14 percent of Hispanics, 33 percent of Whites, and 43 percent of Asians.
Opposing “enlightened” policies like affirmative action is proof of “racism.”
Why Can’t We Talk About IQ?, Politico
Jason Richwine explains experts’ consensus on IQ–and why the media ignore it.
Perhaps it has something to do with the students.
And there is still an “achievement gap.”
SPLC brings suit against reality.
Maternal Urge Decreases by a Quarter for Every 15 Extra IQ Points, Daily Mail (London)
Even after controlling for education.
Study of 11,000 twins finds genes account for 60 percent of the variation in results on key exam.
The Relation Between Intelligence and Unemployment at the Individual and National Level, Journal of Social, Political, and Economic Studies
National IQ correlates highly with unemployment rates.
Black-white Education Achievement Gap Is Worsened by Unresponsive State Policymakers, Baylor Study Shows, Baylor Media Communications
Academics say the gap has “distinctly political foundations.”
Black Education Tragedy, CNS News
Rachel Jeantel has put a face on it.
The Wonderlic predicts behavior both on and off the field.
2 More Educators in the South Are Charged in Test Cheating, New York Times
Race unspecified, of course.
District pays $300,000 for researcher to say white teachers are biased.
The Assault on Truth Continues, PJ Media
“White is black, day is night, there are no IQ differences among ethnic groups.”