On Not Letting Cognitive Capital Go To Waste

Using IQ tests to identify gifted students – because poor kids should get a good education, even if they're smart https://t.co/TXw4IouWms — SteveStewartWilliams (@SteveStuWill) November 29, 2015 America’s cognitive capital may be it’s important resource, and it should not be squandered, which is why we need more funding for gifted education. Or as some call… Continue reading On Not Letting Cognitive Capital Go To Waste

Purple Policies, Part 2

From Charles Murray: The Trouble With Kids Today Again, my underlying point is simple. IQ has a substantial direct correlation with measures of success in life, and it is also correlated with a variety of other characteristics that promote success—perseverance, deferred gratification, good parenting, and the aspects of personality that are variously called “emotional intelligence”… Continue reading Purple Policies, Part 2

Reviving the American Dream with ‘Purple Policies’

Harvard professor explains how we can revitalize the American Dream In hopes of reviving those positive trends, Putnam proposed what he calls “purple policies,” which combine conservative and liberal ideas. With the goal of reviving equal opportunity, Putnam advocates for the careful development and reform of programs such as early childhood education, apprenticeships, tutoring, community… Continue reading Reviving the American Dream with ‘Purple Policies’