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‘Meducation:’ Colbert on giving poor kids ADHD drugs so they can focus in school

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 From The Colbert Report files: Here is Stephen Colbert’s hilarious take on a New York Times story about doctors who are giving ADHD drugs to poor children who don’t have ADHD simply to help them focus better in school. Michael Anderson, a pediatrician who treats children from poor families in Cherokee County, north of Atlanta, is quoted in the article as saying, “I don’t have a whole lot of choice. We’ve decided as a society that it’s too expensive to modify the kid’s environment. So we have to modify the kid.”

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Valerie Strauss covers education and runs The Answer Sheet blog.

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