From the New York Times:
“We’ve decided as a society that it’s too expensive to modify the kid’s environment. So we have to modify the kid.”
Dr. Anderson is one of the more outspoken proponents of an idea that is gaining interest among some physicians. They are prescribing stimulants to struggling students in schools starved of extra money — not to treat A.D.H.D., necessarily, but to boost their academic performance.
So, if kids do poorly in school because they have terrible home lives the solution is to pharmaceutically enhance their learning capabilities? I couldn't read it all. Please help me digest this.