ERIC Number: ED388703
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
The Decline of Intelligence in America: A Strategy for National Renewal.
Itzkoff, Seymour W.
It is argued that the United States is declining as a nation, a decline that can be confirmed by any of the criteria that historians have ever used to measure the state and condition of a nation and its people, and it is asserted that this decline is rooted in the overall decline of the intelligence capital of the nation, a decline in the levels of thought and behavior that neither educational money nor social work efforts will be able to improve. In spite of social programs designed to improve conditions, the condition of racial and ethnic minorities has steadily worsened. To begin to restore the country, leaders must recognize that biological factors of intelligence can be passed down through heredity. In addition, the schools have not provided our youth with the skills and knowledge they need to be competitive in the modern world. Renewing the United States must begin with increasing national intelligence levels through restoring the traditional family with its well-raised and well-educated children. Thirty-eight titles are suggested for further reading. (SLD)
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Groups, Family Characteristics, Family Structure, Genetics, Heredity, Intelligence, Minority Groups, Nature Nurture Controversy, Racial Differences, Social Change, Social Problems
Praeger Publishers, Greenwood Publishing Group, Inc., 88 Post Road West, Box 5007, Westport, CT 06881 ($49.95).
Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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