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The Myth of the Meritocracy - National - The Atlantic
Intelligence is a process, not a fixed, gene-determined, thing. This process begins very early on, before we can even really see it, and we therefore often confuse these early, invisible stages with some sort of innate giftedness. Then we test kids and report the results as innate differences--this one is gifted, this one is not. This one has extra promise; that one does not. We send the "gifted" ones to good schools with small class sizes, better-trained teachers, better infrastructure, better relationships with parents, and higher expectations. We send the apparently-unpromising kids to under-funded, teach-to-test schools with minimal expectations.

And then we tell ourselves that we live in an educational meritocracy. Jennifer Senior's piece helps expose that fallacy.
meritocracy  education  iq  intelligence  gifted 
march 2010 by tsuomela
Triple Nine Society
Society for high-iq 99.9 percent.
iq  intelligence  societies  groups 
june 2005 by tsuomela
IQ Comparison Site
Collection of links on iq and intelligence, includes SAT, GRE and IQ correlations.
iq  intelligence 
june 2005 by tsuomela

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