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What Your 1st-Grade Life Says About the Rest of It

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Inside the ground-breaking and ultimately saddening 25-year study conducted by Johns Hopkins researchers Karl Alexander and Doris Entwisle, that examined 314 people from the first grade all the way to adulthood at age 28.Americans,

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Past Member (0)
Saturday August 30, 2014, 4:02 pm
Thank you Carrie. Great article.

Past Member (0)
Saturday August 30, 2014, 4:11 pm
Interesting. Everyone i believe is born with potential. It's not always easy tho. Thx Carrie

Roger G (154)
Sunday August 31, 2014, 1:34 pm
noted, thanks

Lois Jordan (63)
Sunday August 31, 2014, 3:11 pm
Noted. Thanks, Carrie.

Margaret G (243)
Sunday August 31, 2014, 3:25 pm
The lack of a network of adults willing and able to help a child born n poverty tells me that we still need affirmative action.

Evelyn Z (300)
Sunday August 31, 2014, 5:07 pm
Thanks Carrie! Great article.= Glad I grew up and went to Chicago schools until we moved to Evanston (just North of Chicago) = Life & learning was GREAT for me (and my siblings)

Mitchell D (95)
Sunday August 31, 2014, 7:18 pm
I do not usually spend that kind of time reading a single article, here, but I am glad that I do so, this time.
The study's results seem so sadly predictable, give the lie to the concept of this being "The land of opportunity" for so many, and all that that leads to in terms of our political life, as referred to, hinted at, intentionally or not. in Margaret's comment.

Bonnie Lynn M (1)
Monday September 1, 2014, 8:52 pm
Interesting article. Thank you. My husband came from one of those Baltimore row houses, though we are older than the children in the study.

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (42)
Tuesday September 2, 2014, 2:59 am
Very interesting article. Tha ks Carrie.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 2, 2014, 7:36 am
Interesting article.....

Sheryl G (363)
Tuesday September 2, 2014, 4:55 pm
This is why it's a big joke when the Elites stand up there from their high and mighty perches and tell everyone they too can do whatever their background of privilege afforded them. Very few can overcome in this society in what we have for a system today. Between Vulture Capitalism and ongoing wars.....those born into poverty or lower middle class seldom have a chance. Luck, blessed with some exceptional talent, they may rise out of it, most do not.

"I am convinced that it is one of the most unjust wars that has ever been fought in the history of the world. Our involvement in the war in Vietnam has torn up the Geneva Accord. It has strengthened the military-industrial complex; it has strengthened the forces of reaction in our nation. It has put us against the self-determination of a vast majority of the Vietnamese people, and put us in the position of protecting a corrupt regime that is stacked against the poor.

It has played havoc with our domestic destinies. This day we are spending five hundred thousand dollars to kill every Vietcong soldier. Every time we kill one we spend about five hundred thousand dollars while we spend only fifty-three dollars a year for every person characterized as poverty-stricken in the so-called poverty program, which is not even a good skirmish against poverty." Martin Luther King, Jr.

Leanne B (46)
Wednesday September 3, 2014, 3:34 pm
Interesting article. Thanks for posting.

Krista Slavin (195)
Thursday September 4, 2014, 11:30 am
Very interesting article. Thanks for posting.
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