There are economists who argue strongly that cognitive and economic development are linked. But they recognize that classrooms are not the only, and possibly not even the most important influences that affect this relationship.
For example, Hanushek & Woessmann comment,
Even within the school there are procedures and structures outside the classroom that stultify student cognitive development or render it impotent. The presentation below illustrates some of these and shows how tenuously schooling factors influence student "economic returns on investment."
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