You Can Take The Kid Out Of The Ghetto...

...but it's a lot harder to take the ghetto out of the kid.

The Virgin Queen shows why throwing money at government schools is not the answer.

It's interesting to note that these kids got their promise when they were in the second grade. According to Morris Massey, one's worldview is pretty much set by the age of 10, barring a "significant emotional event". We would dare to suggest that a promise of having one's college completely paid for would have a significant impact on one's thinking. Unfortunately, when that one-time good deal is set against a daily backdrop of "you can't make it" messages, it tends to get drowned out.

God help America....



At 4:08 PM, July 08, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I appreciate your comments about education and the mixed messages kids get all the time. I am a public school teacher and see this in action all the time and it drives me nuts. I hate teachers that teach because it's a job even though they hate it or are too old. They hate the kids and see absolutely no future for them. Kids are smarter than we think and know when they are being lied to. Schools need funding, but it needs to be put to better use in my opinion.

At 7:22 PM, July 08, 2005, Blogger Master Doh-San said...

You're absolutely right. The worst teachers we ever knew were those who saw it as only a job. The best ones were the "Mr. Chips" types who loved their profession and the kids.


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