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Should low-income kids take drugs to do better in school?

Oct 9, 2012
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This story went around between those on the State of Opportunity team this morning. Honestly, we all had the same reaction and we all thought it seemed pretty crazy. But maybe we're wrong? Tell us what you think. Do you have a child who takes one of these medications? Or are you a doctor who works with kids? Share your story with us.

Source: Nytimes

The pills boost focus and impulse control in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Although A.D.H.D is the diagnosis Dr. Anderson makes, he calls the disorder "made up" and "an excuse" to prescribe the pills to treat what he considers the children's true ill - poor academic performance in inadequate schools.

Read more at: Nytimes