Category Archives: Education

A Competent Society from the Ground Up

US Government Schools Designed to Destroy Young Minds A monstrous zombie bureaucracy in Washington DC controls the government school system, and strongly influences education throughout the US.  Over the decades, the zombies have destroyed young minds by the millions.  But … Continue reading

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Supersmart Individuals Control the Future

“Whether we like it or not, these people really do control our society,” says Jonathan Wai, a psychologist at the Duke University Talent Identification Program in Durham, North Carolina… “The kids who test in the top 1% tend to become … Continue reading

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Universities Overproducing PhDs

Median Salaries and Employability of PhDs Falling A PhD isn’t what it used to be. Almost 40% of new recipients of PhDs are left with only stopgap jobs or job prospects. Taxi drivers and bartenders, for example, are becoming much … Continue reading

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Demographic Change: The World You Think You Know is Being Overturned

Economic Foundations are Eroding Beneath Your Feet Young people have more dopamine, more testosterone, more vim and vigour. It is the natural life drives and ambitions of the young and middle-aged in high-IQ societies that drives the economic engines of … Continue reading

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A Thoroughly Corrupt System of Rent-Seeking and Academic Lobotomy, with Some Alternatives

… the cost of university per student has risen by almost five times the rate of inflation since 1983, and graduate salaries have been flat for much of the past decade. Student debt has grown so large that it stops … Continue reading

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How Much Does an Entrepreneur Make in the US?

noun, plural entrepreneurs [ahn-truh-pruh-nurz, -noo rz; French ahn-truh-pruh-nœr] 1. a person who organizes and manages any enterprise, especially a business, usually with considerable initiative and risk. 2. an employer of productive labor; contractor. __ http://www.dictionary.com/browse/entrepreneur Note that entrepreneurs assume the … Continue reading

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What is the Best Return on Investment from US Colleges and Universities?

In the past, college was a ticket to a brighter future. Now, it’s a ticket to immense debt and an uncertain financial future for far too many students. Student loan debt in the U.S. has now topped $1 trillion. According … Continue reading

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Universities? Burn Them to the Ground

This is higher ed’s time for choosing. If this is the new purpose of the universities—to nurture a crop of activists trained at whipping up angry mobs, and a generation of college graduates conditioned to submit to those mobs—then there … Continue reading

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World’s Most Innovative Universities

Innovation is the lifeblood of the global economy. It is what drives the advancement of better technologies, improved medicine, streamlined services and most new products and solutions. __ Reuters Notice in Table 1 below, how the world’s most innovative universities … Continue reading

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Build Your Own Weapons, Like a Dangerous Child

Electromagnetic projectile launchers called railguns are what many in the military are hoping will be the weapon of the future. A railgun doesn’t use traditional projectile propellants like gunpowder or explosives, but instead they use electromagnetic fields to propel projectiles … Continue reading

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What Can One Learn From a List of the Top Universities?

CWUR World University Rankings Top 1000 Universities from CWUR The list of top universities above comes from the Center for World University Rankings. The list below comes from the Shanghai Academic Rankings of World Universities. The top 25 schools were … Continue reading

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Are All Blacks Unqualified for College and the Professions?

No. Roughly 4% of US blacks are qualified for a rigorous 4 year college curriculum and training in the professions, according to their IQ scores. If we assume that an IQ of 115 or higher is required for success in … Continue reading

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College Graduates . . . Unprepared for Reality . . . Prepared to Lead

…overprogrammed children engineered to the specifications of college admissions offices no longer experience the risks and challenges that breed maturity… Eric Posner Anyone who has been paying attention will not be surprised to discover that university students and graduates lack … Continue reading

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Breaking the Chokehold: Opening the Job Market to Competence

Higher Education is Broken …the traditional credential is rapidly losing relevance. The value of paper degrees lies in a common agreement to accept them as a proxy for competence and status, and that agreement is less rock solid than the … Continue reading

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Universities are Doomed, College is Revolting

… most schools just don’t do a very good job anymore. They are four year summer camps for kids who got trophies for showing up. Now, they get degrees for showing up. Gone are most course requirements and core curricula, … Continue reading

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Daddy’s Little Girls Pay for College: Trading on Natural “Assets”

US college loan debt has shot above $1 trillion, with no sign of coming down to Earth. More and more young girls are being pressed to go to college by teachers, parents, and society in general — whether the girls … Continue reading

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Pre Traumatic Stress Syndrome: Fear the Climate Apocalypse

Image Source: Survival Tips for Surviving Climatic Pre Traumatic Stress Disorder Most of us can remember what it was like to fear the monsters hiding under the bed or in the closet. Parents or older siblings helped us to overcome … Continue reading

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Educational Success Is In the Genes: IQ, Self-Efficacy, Personality and More

There are many reasons why success seems to run in families. One of the reasons is the inheritance of genetic predispositions to success, such as intelligence, self-discipline, positive personality styles, and more. A recent study published in PNAS looked at … Continue reading

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The Stupidity of Renewables, and What Children are Taught in Government Schools

Update: How Green is Europe? A hard-numbers dismantling of the “green mystique” of Europe — and an ominous warning for Europe’s future. Natural gas accounts for 22 quads and coal is right behind with a respectable 8 quads. Hydro and … Continue reading

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Sneak Peek: College of the Future?

With a 4X higher graduation rate than other similar colleges, Arizona’s Rio Salado College provides a glimpse into some of the innovations that are likely to transform US colleges in the future: There are 600 courses that start on almost … Continue reading

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Welcome to Minerva University; No Lectures, No Tenure, No Affirmative Action

A new type of university is opening in San Francisco this month. It will provide no lectures, offer no tenure, and affirmative action is banned. It utilises the best methods of pedagogy that world-renowned cognitive psychologist Stephen Kosslyn has found … Continue reading

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Schools of the Future, from The Utopia Series

The following excerpt is from “Schools of the Future” , an article from a project called The Utopia Series. It was originally published at the Philosopher’s Mail website, a news outlet of The School of Life, London. (via Isegoria) The … Continue reading

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Learning How to Learn: Free Online Course from UCSD

UC San Diego is offering a free online course in August on “Learning How to Learn,” through the Coursera.org website. Here is a brief outline of the course: Week 1 – Introduction: Focused versus Diffuse Thinking (begins Aug 1) Week … Continue reading

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A Coming Disruption in Education

From “The Futurist” blog comes a provocative essay on the future of education entitled “The Education Disruption: 2015“. (via Xenosystems) It is worth reading the entire essay, although I have excerpted some of the parts that I feel especially important. … Continue reading

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Which is Poorer: US Schools or US Students?

Every time another international comparison of educational test scores is released, US media and educational pundits wring their hands over poor rankings of American schools. “Experts” typically call for more educational spending, higher pay for teachers, smaller classrooms, more personalised … Continue reading

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