View Poll Results: Why do the poor do badly in school?

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  • lack of ability - poor can't do the work and feel stupid

    8 15.69%
  • lack of motivation - poor can't study way out of poverty

    18 35.29%
  • school is racist - not taught things important to poor's race

    1 1.96%
  • school is class-based - not taught things important to poor's class

    5 9.80%
  • schools are underfunded - don't have special programs to help the poor

    15 29.41%
  • urban schools don't attract talented teachers

    17 33.33%
  • rural schools don't attract talented teachers

    12 23.53%
  • socio-economic factors

    28 54.90%
  • gang culture

    23 45.10%
  • other... (please describe)

    23 45.10%
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    Re: Why do the poor do badly in school?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    some is rich, and some is poor
    that's the way the world is
    but i don't believe in lying back
    sayin' how bad your luck is


    (Joe Strummer RIP)
    Pretty much.

    Life can suck really bad unless you do something about it and even then there are no guarantees, just a higher likelihood that it could be better.
    I was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.
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    Re: Why do the poor do badly in school?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    some is rich, and some is poor
    that's the way the world is
    but i don't believe in lying back
    sayin' how bad your luck is


    (Joe Strummer RIP)
    You'll be quoting Abba next FFS
    "C'est le dernier qui a parlé qui a raison"
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    Re: Why do the poor do badly in school?

    Quote Originally Posted by Urethra Franklin View Post
    No. I'm quite comfortably off now thank you, but I don't resent paying taxes to fund health care, education and public services to help those less fortunate than myself.
    You are such a saint... You and Princess Di.

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    Re: Why do the poor do badly in school?

    Quote Originally Posted by Urethra Franklin View Post
    You'll be quoting Abba next FFS
    funny you mention ABBA

    where did they establish residency to get away from that Uber fair society



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    Re: Why do the poor do badly in school?

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    We recently talked about some of this in another thread. I am curious what others think are the driving factors for why the poor, both urban and rural, do so poorly in school.
    Generally, lack of ability leads to lower socio-economic factors. Those that have the ability and motivation aren't slowed much by having to work, they still do well. In general, those that have lower socio-economic status are there because they lack the ability or understanding needed to get out of said situation.
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    I have pooped in public, even in public neighborhoods.
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    Usually a gag for wise mouthed insulting little girls. Then some good nylon rope so I can tie them up, toss them in the trunk of my car and forget about them.

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    Re: Why do the poor do badly in school?

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    You are such a saint... You and Princess Di.

    That parasite was not a saint, and if you think I am you should you spend an evening with me and a bottle of vodka, then you'll see the truth.
    "C'est le dernier qui a parlé qui a raison"
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    Re: Why do the poor do badly in school?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Generally, lack of ability leads to lower socio-economic factors. Those that have the ability and motivation aren't slowed much by having to work, they still do well. In general, those that have lower socio-economic status are there because they lack the ability or understanding needed to get out of said situation.
    Classist scum!

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    Re: Why do the poor do badly in school?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    funny you mention ABBA

    where did they establish residency to get away from that Uber fair society
    Don't such people usually go somewhere they can pay less tax on their fortunes, like they'd starve if they didn't or something?
    "C'est le dernier qui a parlé qui a raison"
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    Re: Why do the poor do badly in school?

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    Classist scum!
    Elitist too!
    Quote Originally Posted by Bucky View Post
    I have pooped in public, even in public neighborhoods.
    Quote Originally Posted by OldFatGuy View Post
    Usually a gag for wise mouthed insulting little girls. Then some good nylon rope so I can tie them up, toss them in the trunk of my car and forget about them.

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    Re: Why do the poor do badly in school?

    Quote Originally Posted by Urethra Franklin View Post
    That parasite was not a saint, and if you think I am you should you spend an evening with me and a bottle of vodka, then you'll see the truth.
    ...a bottle each sounds better.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bucky View Post
    I have pooped in public, even in public neighborhoods.
    Quote Originally Posted by OldFatGuy View Post
    Usually a gag for wise mouthed insulting little girls. Then some good nylon rope so I can tie them up, toss them in the trunk of my car and forget about them.

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