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Genetic 'inherited abilities' are a reason rich kids do better and poor kids struggle, government report says

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/lifestyle/parenting/genes8221-a-reason-poor-kids-struggle-at-school-says-government-report/story-fni0do1x-1226677332216

RICH kids do better at school and
poor children struggle due to genetic "inherited abilities'', the
Federal Government's top policy research agency says.




In a controversial new report released today, the Productivity Commission cites
``parents' cognitive abilities and inherited genes'' as one of five
main reasons why kids from low-income families lag behind those from
wealthy homes.Genes are listed before access to books and computers, parental attention and aspirations, and even schools.

In
a section entitled "inherited abilities'', the 246-page staff working
paper states that "one


Added: Jul-10-2013 Occurred On: Jul-10-2013
By: someweirdguy
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Tags: Australia, Government, Genetics, Genes, Education, Ability, IQ
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