Education: Geographical Brains

It is a popular belief that intelligence knows no geography, that a bright child is just as likely to be born on a southern plantation as in a northern tenement. But Army intelligence tests during the War challenged this theory, and last week, after a careful statistical investigation, an educator concluded that the place where a child is born has a great deal to do with the chances of his being intelligent. Dr. Glenn Myers Blair separated 3,000 junior and senior high-school youngsters in Everett, Wash, into mentally superior and inferior groups and...

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