Steve sailer is a racist faggot. He was once a "respected" member of stormfront . Probably still is.he has a lot of fans there .
He has written a lot of rubbish on Indian IQ. Says that even well nourished Indians have lower IQ compared to whites. We know what that means . It means he is a racist .In academic circles the chap has no more respect than Dhoti roy .
Even in the US , most top insti's are filled by elites. most MIT kids have well off parents .
I am not saying that we don't need to get our acts together . But we need not give much heed to such surveys whose purpose is to not help , but to prove their superiority . The last thing we should do is take advice from the steve sailer types .
The present regimes scheme are redistributive rather then growth promoting . As a result of which a sizeable proportion of our rural youth are digging holes. Such practice is condemnable . Economic reforms and greater industrialization will solve most of out problem .
If you follow the PRC economy thread , we have found that Chinese bought dozens of super computer from hp , just for H&D sake. They are labelled as "web hosting" computer now . That country will go to any extent to prove its superiority .
I seriously doubt the survey included decent private schools . The high school drop out rate in US is nearly 50% .http://www.wsws.org/articles/2008/apr20 ... -a03.shtml
A report released Tuesday by an educational advocacy group founded by retired general and former Bush administration Secretary of State Colin Powell finds that almost half of all public high school students in the US’ fifty largest cities fail to graduate.
The report states that only 52 percent of public high school students in these cities graduate after four years, while the national average is 70 percent. Some 1.2 million public high school students drop out every year, according to researchers.
The report finds that, overall, 17 of the public school systems in 50 major cities have graduation rates of 50 percent or lower, and the average graduation rate of all 50 systems is 58 percent. The findings are based on federal Department of Education statistics for the 2003-2004 school year.
The study, sponsored by America’s Promise Alliance and prepared by the Editorial Projects in Education Research Center, also shows a staggering difference between the drop-out rates in major urban school districts and those in adjoining and more affluent suburban districts. Overall, high school graduation rates are 15 percentage points lower in urban schools as compared to those in the suburbs. In twelve cities, the disparities exceed 25 percentage points.
In some cases, the gap between the cities, with their large concentrations of working class and poor residents, and the suburbs is even greater. The widest discrepancies cited in the report are in Baltimore, Maryland, where only 34.6 percent of public high school students graduate, and its suburbs, where 81.5 percent acquire diplomas after four years, and in Columbus, Ohio, with a graduation rate of 40.9 percent as compared to 82.9 percent in the suburbs.
The city-suburb split is also immense in such metropolitan centers as New York (47.4 percent vs. 82.9 percent), Cleveland (42.2 percent vs. 78.1 percent), Philadelphia (49.2 percent vs. 82.4 percent), Chicago (55.7 percent vs. 84.1 percent), Los Angeles (57.1 percent vs. 77.9 percent), and Atlanta (46.1 percent vs. 61.8 percent).
A separate chart showing the graduation rates for the principal school districts in the 50 largest US cities points to the virtual collapse of public education in major urban centers.
Detroit, by many calculations the poorest US city, graduates less than 25 percent (24.9 percent) of its public high school students. Indianapolis Public Schools graduate 30.5 percent of their students, and the figures for the Cleveland Municipal City School District and the Baltimore City Public School System are 34.1 percent and 34.6 percent respectively.
Powell founded America’s Promise Alliance, which is chaired by his wife, Alma, and is described as a joint effort of nonprofit groups, corporations, charities, community leaders, faith-based organizations and individuals. The former Secretary of State said of the study, “When more than 1 million students a year drop out of high school, it’s more than a problem, it’s a catastrophe.”
When US has such a dismal record , they can hardly point fingers towards India . Indian per captita is 10 times lower than US . So we can't be expected to exceed the US . can we ?