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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-30-05 09:07 AM
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18. Where's the disrespect?
Is it the 10=35?

While that isn't accurate as far as my understanding of IQ goes, it fits my experience in the classroom. I'm sure the Indian students in my American classroom don't represent the entire population of India, but in every case they've been more intellectually advanced than their American peers. I don't mean just grades or test scores. I mean thinking skills, too. I've had plenty of gifted American kids, too, but none that surpassed the Indian kids in my classes. Only one teacher's experience, but I've been in public ed for 23 years now.

Personally, I put that down to American values. As a whole, I find American culture to be anti-intellectual. And it shows.

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