IQ, schmIQ... according to a study that began in a preschool in Ypsilanti. Well, OK, so the study doesn't exactly say "IQ, schmIQ," but it discovered that IQ isn't the only factor when looking at achievement.
Forrest, "Stupid is as stupid does," was right.Excerpt:
From the Perry Preschool, in Ypsilanti, Mich., comes one of the most influential demonstrations that factors other than intelligence play a large role in determining achievement.
In the 1960s, researchers began a study of 123 African-American children born into poverty. When the children were 3 years old, they were randomly assigned to either a treatment group, and given a high-quality preschool education, or to a control group, which received no preschool education at all.
The subjects were then tracked over the ensuing decades, with the most recent analysis comparing the groups at the age of 40. The differences, even decades after the intervention, were stark: adults assigned to the preschool program were 20 percent more likely to have graduated from high school and 19 percent less likely to have been arrested more than five times.
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