Are bilinguals really smarter?

Are bilinguals really smarter?

Despite what you may have read, it’s not so cut-and-dry

Even as a young kid, I always wanted to be bilingual. I surrounded myself with friends from all over the world, and, after years of often-tedious training and practice, became relatively fluent in Spanish. But, starting a few years ago, pieces began appearing in major news outlets, The New York Times and NPR among them, all toeing the same line: bilinguals are smarter, says science More…

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