Newsweek had a cover story in July 2010 titled: The Creativity Crisis. The well researched and written piece was by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman. They conclude that the creativity index is falling in America even while the IQ or intelligence quotient has made steady gains. In the 1950's an educator, Professor E. Paul Torrance developed a test that could be administer by psychologist to measure one's creative ability. I encourage you to read the article and consider this bad news.
I'm worried about our kids. This finding along with the view of our educational system put forward in Waiting for Superman should give us all something not only to ponder, but to do something about.