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Nature Neuroscience

Brains, Poverty, and Educators

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 06.30.2015 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

A study published in Nature Neuroscience found that children from the most disadvantaged families had brains with a smaller surface area than those from families with higher incomes. The reflexive rhetoric of political scientist Charles Murray and others claim it supports their view that there's not much you can do to educate poor kids. But that's not what the science says.