Vicente Saraco Posted about 4 years ago Is the generation in education getting less intelligent than the ones before them or smarter? You are talking as if inteligence were the result of education, and I think this is not the right approach to the subject. Another presuposition in your question is that all humans respond the same way to the same education system, and this is not the case. Education only gives you the tools to express your intelligence. I don't know a proper answer to your question, I don't think I have a real answer, but I would invite you to rephrase the question. My question would be: Is the current education system empowering our creativity and intelligence (which also depens on health and other sensitive subjects) or being a hinderance instead? The answer is complex because human evolution is a dynamic process, and no system can be fully responsive to this process. So a certain system which is useful, may become an obstacle later, or may be an obstacle for some people and a great help for other people, because not all humans respond the same way to a same process. In this context it would be easy to say that every educational system is going to fall apart, but this doesn't mean that it hasn't been helpful, it just has become outdated, and it has to be reinvented.