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The Tyranny of Good Intentions at U.S. Colleges

jjollymore Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 9:17 AM
Totally racist drivel. The reason black and hispanic students tend to have lower scores and struggle in secondary education is a cultural issue, not an intelligence issue. When education is stressed in the home, from the time a child enters school, that child has a far better chance of acheiving higher goals set in a secondary education environment.
loadstar Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 12:14 PM
Horse pucky! Cultures do not take tests! People do!
The differences are at least 1 standard deviation on a Bell Curve-- significant to be sure!

You bray reflexively like a public "education" teacher...did I call it?

Head Start has totally wasted $170 BILLION-- more than the Apollo Space Program cost...even the Left ruefully concedes it has been a total PC theory BOMB!

The brown people lag materially perpetually on average. we play elaborate game of The emperor's New Clothes trying to pretend otherwise, but realIty is SO INCONVENIENT!
NullifyNow Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 10:11 AM
Jolly
Also, there are other factors: talents and skills. Singing, artistic ability, athletic agility, leadership. These are all gifts bestowed upon all in the human race. None of us is left bereft of gifts. Many never find their gift or use it poorly.

As has ObamaNazi. He learned to read a teleprompter. It's his only gift. He should go to Hollywood and be a star because pretending to be something (a competent man) one is not when that job is a life and death matter, is really a bad idea.

In Hollywood Obama could pretend to rule the world by force and tyranny, instead of actually trying to do it as president of the United States.
NullifyNow Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 10:05 AM
jolly
Blacks and Hispanics as a group have a lower IQ than whites, Asians, and Jews. This does not mean they cannot be educated to their intellectual potential.

One in six blacks has the IQ of the AVERAGE white person. It's down hill from there. I'm not offended that Asians and Jews have a higher IQ than I do. But the correlation between success and IQ is too powerful to ignore. And affirmative action cannot hide the fact that stupid people given a pass academically with grades that are meaningless will someday be confronted with the ugly truth that they are not so bright.

Nevertheless, the Ashkenazi Jews (having the highest IQ of all) are nearly extinct. So intelligence is NOT a guarantee to success. Helpful, but not a guarantee.



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