"A new study finds that certain brain functions of some low-income 9- and 10-year-olds pale in comparison with those of wealthy children and that the difference is almost equivalent to the damage from a stroke."

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Study: Poverty dramatically affects children’s brains - USATODAY.com (via robot-heart-politics)

I literally just got home from a two-day education/mental health conference that covered topics pertaining to this. The brains of children growing up in poverty are at a SERIOUS disadvantage by the time they reach kindergarten. Teaching is only going to get a hundred times harder from here on out, y’all.

(via historicalupstart)

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Source: USA Today
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