Our Futile Efforts to Boost Children’s IQ

In Bloomberg View Charles Murray summarizes what we know about a child’s family environment affecting a child’s IQ and it’s not what we think.  (Like taking the time to read to them.) Here’s the opening paragraph.

“It’s one thing to point out that programs to improve children’s cognitive functioning have had a dismal track record. We can always focus on short-term improvements, blame the Reading To A Childlong-term failures on poor execution or lack of follow-up and try, try again. It’s another to say that it’s impossible to do much to permanently improve children’s intellectual ability through outside interventions. But that’s increasingly where the data are pointing.”

Read the full article here.