Teens, genes and means – Why are we still debating whether genetics affect educational outcomes?

Could genetics inform our understanding about the learning process in ways that have stayed hidden until now? Conor McCrory, writing in his debut Education Forum column for Teach Secondary magazine, is yet to be convinced…

“…the causal chain between genes and the sorts of outcomes we care about in schools is so long that many other causal factors will inevitably enter the mix, to an extent that will muddy the importance of any biological factors to test scores or grades. In relation to the everyday practice of classroom teachers or school administrators, they’re most likely of limited, even negligible use.”

Read the full article on TeachWire.