A major problem for the social system based on everyone being the same as everyone else i.e., Socialism is the fact that more education increases the intellectual differences between people making the distinctions between the classes more obvious thereby destroying socialism. Some would say that’s appalling. Others would welcome it as sotto voce proof of the superiority of a system that rewards some classes of people more than others. President Nixon and Patrick Moynihan said about IQ and Race: know the truth,.. don’t admit it.
aT THAT TIME, what both Herrnstein and Jensen were saying—and being pilloried for—was that you can’t close an IQ gap that’s hereditary by Head Start and free school breakfasts. Jensen’s famous 1969 Harvard Educational Review article was called How Much Can We Boost IQ and Scholastic Achievement? HERE.
The answer, then and since is “Not much.”