The reality of race and IQ has undone more than a decade’s intensive efforts—costing the US taxpayers untold millions—in the greater Chicago area with the news that the latest National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) report has shown a widening racial performance gap.
According to the 2013 NAEP report, known in America as the “Nation’s Report Card” the performance gap between Chicago’s black and white students and between its poorest students and their wealthier classmates—continues to widen.
The George W. Bush presidency ordered the No Child Left Behind Act in 2001 which contained a special aid program for “disadvantaged students” based on the idea that “setting high standards and establishing measurable goals can improve individual outcomes in education.”
According to the new data, black Chicago Public Schools (CPS) students fell further behind whites in three of four key measures.
“To close the achievement gap, CPS will continue to invest our efforts in identifying and supporting students of all backgrounds who have fallen behind their peers, ensuring that every child in every community in Chicago is prepared for college, career and life,” CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett said in a statement.
The CPS has identified four priority groups that have become the focus for improvement: blacks, Latinos, students learning English and those with disabilities.
The gap in fourth-grade math test scores between black and white students in Chicago widened to 40 points—the largest gap since the national study began in 2003, and significantly wider than the 31-point racial gap in the average major US city.
Though the average white student was graded as “proficient” with “solid academic performance” in fourth-grade math, the average black student was just over the threshold for “basic” understanding, or a “partial mastery” at that stage, according to the report.
About 8,000 CPS students participated in the test, which is administered every two years.
According to all major studies, blacks in America have an average IQ of around 85, higher than for their racial compatriots in Africa (where the average IQ is 65). The higher black IQ in America is largely the result of white or Hispanic admixture, but is still more than a dozen points below the white national average.
Certain groups of Asians living in America have an even higher average IQ than whites, and this IQ hierarchy explains the differing scholastic achievements—and undoes all artificial attempts such as “no child left behind” to close it.