1) You've stated, "There are two things which impact student performance significantly. One is intelligence, which generally can't be taught. The other is study, pure and simple." My immediate interpretation of your theory is that pedagogy and curriculum (among many, many factors) are of no consequence. Is this an oversimplistic reading of your statement?
1a) How do you define "intelligence"?
1b) On what evidence do you base your intelligence-and-study-only theory?
2) You've also used the term "PC." I honestly don't know what people mean when they speak of "political correctness." Could you please clarify?
Bill Rosenthal Dep't of Teacher Education Michigan State University