Blacks and to a smaller degree hispanics are so far behind whites and Asians, its well beyond the old saw of "Opportunity." Asians score 587 in math, blacks 426. Whites are about equal to Asians in reading and writing but Asians are tops in math. The difference between Asians and blacks is profound. 160 points in math. 30% better. I said blacks would be marginalized in the technology era and there is nothing, not a thing anywhere that can dispute that "truth." The money now basically being wasted on trying to get blacks up to the level of Asians and whites. 25 years of a concerted effort and the gap widens. SAT Scores Fall as Gap Widens; Asians Gain - WSJ.com >>>Average scores for the class of 2009 in critical reading dropped to 501 from 502, in writing to 493 from 494 and held steady in math, at 515. The combined scores are the lowest this decade and reflect stalled performance over the past three years. The reading scores are the worst since 1994. Many observers Tuesday viewed the flat results of recent years as discouraging in light of a more than 25-year effort to improve U.S. education. "This is a nearly unrelenting tale of woe and disappointment," said Chester E. Finn Jr., president of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, a Washington, D.C., think tank. "If there's any good news here, I can't find it."<<< >>>In the class of 2009, African-American students received an average critical reading score of 429, or 72 points below the general population. Math scores had a similar gap. Hispanic students' scores also lagged but not by as much. Asian-American students showed the most dramatic gains. In math they scored an average of 587 -- 72 points better than the general population. Since 2008, their average math score has climbed six points.<<< 72 points below the general population is virtually hopeless. Why bother really? I know it has to be done, make the effort, but these are profoundly disturbing and speak to the likely genetically cognitive differences amongst the races. Asians try hard and raise their numbers by 6 points. Blacks would have to be reinvented to make up a 160 point gap. And trust me, the kids on the playground know it. They know who are the fastest runners, the prettiest, and the smartest and dumbest kids.