Education: Who Said Progress?

It was a tough week for those who believe that every day, in every way, things are getting better & better.

¶ People (at least in Britain) are becoming less intelligent, reported London Psychologist Sir Cyril Burt. It is an old story, said Sir Cyril, that the intelligent well-to-do have fewer children than the poor. The real hitch: "Among the far more (numerous working classes it is still the most intelligent families who contribute fewest to the next generation."

At the present rate, he warned, "in a little over 50 years the number of...

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