This poses an interesting dilemma:
Tests carried out in 1980 and again in 2008 show that the IQ score of an average 14-year-old dropped by more than two points over the period.
Among those in the upper half of the intelligence scale, a group that is typically dominated by children from middle class families, performance was even worse, with an average IQ score six points below what it was 28 years ago.
Tehre are those of course who claim that IQ is largely heritable. And there are those who insist that it is malleable. Leave aside who is correct here. The malleable lot are those who are in charge of the education system. And who have designed the education system that we have, that we\’ve moved to over the past 30 years. Yet more comprehensivisation.
Taking them at their own word, that IQ is indeed malleable, the system they\’ve designed to do the malling seems to be entirely cocked, doesn\’t it?