An interesting interactive map that showcases the role that money, race, and success play in our children's education. Extremely wealthy towns like Lexington and Carlisle are at the very top, nationwide. You can search for Melrose in the box.
While known, it is still incredible how much of a disparity there is between kids' success and what level of income, and what race/ethnic background they come from.
Good read as well.
You can draw your own conclusions.
It's amazing what happens when good, accurate information is shared. No one is arguing now.
Well done, Food for Thiught, well done!
You say good information! This is common sense - my 10 year old niece had figured this one out already! Tell us how to fix the problem.
How about the words that may lead to solutions, "Personal Responsibility". Taking responsible for your own personal decisions and actions and not using excuses for your own failures and lack of effort for self-improvement.
Another set of words that may lead to solutions,"Striving to be Self-Sufficient". Instead of believing in "government entitlements" and "government handouts", strive towards self-achievement and self-investment.
With some segments of our population having 50-70% of the children out of wedlock and headed by a single parent, poverty becomes almost an automatic conclusion, yet our society accepts this condition rather than frowning on it and demanding, yes, I said demanding that men fulfill their parental obligations instead of relying on government programs which condone and encourage such reckless behavior. We all have experienced the results of broken homes and families and the resulting catastrophic consequences it has had on family life and student growth and development.
Instead of a "War on Poverty" our government has instituted a "War for Poverty", ensuring that we have a permanent "lower class" being sustained by government programs which were originally intended to be a brief support system until self-improvement kicked in. Now we have generations of families living on these programs for their entire life. The drug problem today is only a manifestation of this issue and the hopelessness people feel about their existence. This support was never intended to be an "American way of life" - yet here we are at the crossroads of socialism versus capitalism. Which way will we go - the Democrats have made their decision,let's see what the people have to say in the next presidential election in November!