The idea that academic performance is innate might sound innocent, but it can quickly result in educators and officials “writing off” children as unteachable. This growing body of research raises concerns for me, especially as it pertains to matters of educational equity.
Research shows that a student’s genetic makeup can have a strong influence on their academic performance.
Some interpret this as meaning there is little that can be done to help those who struggle academically – and that spending extra money on these students to help them succeed is pointless.
But is this the case?
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