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Are We Really Getting Smarter?Americans' IQ scores have risen steadily over the past century. James R. Flynn examines why

Are We Really Getting Smarter?Americans' IQ scores have risen steadily over the past century. James R. Flynn examines why | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

Advanced nations like the U.S. have experienced massive IQ gains over time (a phenomenon that I first noted in a 1984 study and is now known as the "Flynn Effect"). From the early 1900s to today, Americans have gained three IQ points per decade on both the Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scales and the Wechsler Intelligence Scales. These tests have been around since the early 20th century in some form, though they have been updated over time. Another test, Raven's Progressive Matrices, was invented in 1938, but there are scores for people whose birth dates go back to 1872. It shows gains of five points per decade.


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Student Power Convergence 2012

Student Power Convergence 2012 | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

College students are under attack in the United States, and around the world. One only need look as far as Quebec or Mexico for evidence of student uprising.

 

... in Washington politicians debated for months over whether or not to allow interest rates on federally subsidized Stafford student loans to double from 3.4 to 6.8 percent.

 

The $1 trillion of student debt held in the US officially exceeds our nation’s credit card debt. Legislators continue to propose bills which raise the cost of attendance at major public universities around the world.

 

I stand with students around the world seeking to create a universal system of higher education which empowers education as a human right, something which all human beings ought to able to pursue to the extent that they choose.

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Mapping the USDA's Local Food Work - Organic Connections

Mapping the USDA's Local Food Work - Organic Connections | The Next Edge | Scoop.it
The USDA's Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food Compass is a map of all of the local food projects—including farmers markets, food hubs, infrastructure, and producers—the USDA funds.
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