It is a lot easier when others do the work for you.
I do not want to add anything here, save for the fact that I was brought up in the UK where I spent thirty years, and was family wise intrinsically connected to the education system of the country.
The education system has gone downhill substantially, whilst simultaneously the behavior of students has also gone down in equal measure in the UK, seemly encouraged and directed by the Jew run governments of the UK.
The Westerner is made up of many different people from Stone age people, to Celts, Latins, Slavs and Indo-Europeans. I do not say that they are anointed to lead the world in all things at all times ad infinitem. However there is a perceptive "effort" to downgrade the Western child at many levels.
This is unnatural.
Highest IQ - dark blue. Lowest IQ - dark red. (IQ and the Wealth of Nations - Wikipedia)
On 21 March 2012, we learn that, according to recent research, the average IQ is falling in Britain, Norway, Denmark and beyond.
(Prospect Magazine / British middle-class teenagers - lower IQ scores - Daily Mail)
Our own observation is that about 50% of white middle class and white upper class parents are neglecting their teenage children.
Mr and Mrs White British are busy arranging their divorces.
They are busy partying.
Their teens are sometimes being left in the care of the computer, the local gang or foreign au pairs.
The best teachers have usually fled from the state run schools, because of the lack of discipline.
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In the UK, Chinese and Indian pupils gain more top grades than white British children in every school subject, official figures have revealed.
(Chinese and Indian pupils get more top grades at than white British.)
In the USA, Asian Americans perform better than European Americans (Education outcomes in the United States.)
Africa reportedly has the widest range of IQs, having some of the highest and some of the lowest IQs.
According to Professor Philip Adey of King’s College London, a child's IQ can be raised by the right stimulation
"All of the recent evidence points to the plasticity of general intelligence, the fact that a child’s IQ can be raised by the right kind of stimulation."
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According to Prospect Magazine:
1. IQ testing is controversial and regarded by some as only a rough indicator of ability or potential.
2. But, there is a strong association between a nation's IQ and its prosperity and health.
3. A study in 2009 compared IQ scores obtained by British teenagers in 1980 and 200.
The average IQ had declined by as much as six points among teenagers in the top half of the IQ scale, a group typically dominated by the children of middle-class families.
This fall wiped out the previous two decades of gains in that group.
A 2005 study on a sample of 500,000 young Danish men, tested between 1959 and 2004, showing that performance peaked in the late 1990s but then declined to pre-1991 levels.
4. In 2002, the psychologist Richard Flynn and political scientist Tatu Vanhanen wrote IQ and the Wealth of Nations which suggested that a nation’s economic success was strongly correlated with its average IQ.
According to the Flynn argument, a six-point decline in IQ would equate with a 0.3 per cent fall in GDP.
5. Suggested causes of the fall in IQ are:
The dumbing down of education
An obsession with exam results
On 8 February 2009, the Daily Mail reported:
Teenagers use their leisure time to watch TV or play computer games instead of reading or conversing with others
Education experts said a growing tendency in schools to 'teach to the test' was affecting youngsters' ability to think laterally.
Professor James Flynn, of the University of Otago in New Zealand, commented: 'It looks like there is something screwy among British teenagers.'
Previous studies have claimed that using text messages and email can temporarily reduce IQ.
Smoking marijuana has also been linked with a decline in IQ.
Dr Richard House, a senior lecturer in therapeutic education at Roehampton University and a researcher into the effects of television on children, said: 'Computer games and computer culture has led to a decrease in reading books. The tendency for teachers to now 'teach to the test' has also led to a decrease in the capacity to think in lateral ways.'