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 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.
    I think that's really spelled 'Wodka', moja przyachiel.

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    Re: Why do the poor do badly in school?

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    I think that's really spelled 'Wodka', moja przyachiel.
    I was actually writing in English.
    "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
    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?
    ah there's the parasite attitude. the wealthy should be pleased to have their wealth sucked away by people who do nothing to contribute to their wealth

    from each according to their ability nonsense



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    Re: Why do the poor do badly in school?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Truth.

    I think I can finish this off with a Heinlein quote.

    "Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded- here and there, now and then- are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into abject poverty.This is known as "bad luck."

    (Thanks to megaprogman.)
    I disagree with his philosophy, but I thought you would like him.

    (Just wait until you get into his thought about incest ... (Time Enough For Love))
    Last edited by tacomancer; 05-02-10 at 11:24 PM.

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    Re: Why do the poor do badly in school?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    ah there's the parasite attitude. the wealthy should be pleased to have their wealth sucked away by people who do nothing to contribute to their wealth

    from each according to their ability nonsense
    Not so. I was no "parasite" for getting a free education. My parents had paid the modest taxes that matched their income, and I pay my significantly higher taxes now. I do believe in people paying tax relative to their income and situation. Country hopping to avoid doing so once you've made it, after you've benefitted from the education, health and social services that were there for you in more modest times, is a pretty poor show. I'm not too au courant with the Abba story, however from my vague memory, didn't Agnetha go back to Sweden? And Frida to Switzerland?
    "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 megaprogman View Post
    I disagree with his philosophy, but I thought you would like him.
    "The hardest part about gaining any new idea is sweeping out the false idea occupying that niche. As long as that niche is occupied, evidence and proof and logical demonstration get nowhere."

    I'm slowly working on you.

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    (Just wait until you get into his thought about incest ... (Time Enough For Love))
    Incest doesn't bother me, it's not for me but cousins on out aren't a big deal.
    Now mothers/sons, fathers/daughters type of incest.
    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 Harry Guerrilla View Post
    "The hardest part about gaining any new idea is sweeping out the false idea occupying that niche. As long as that niche is occupied, evidence and proof and logical demonstration get nowhere."

    I'm slowly working on you.
    Good Luck. I used to be pretty libertarian before I grew up and saw the errors in it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Incest doesn't bother me, it's not for me but cousins on out aren't a big deal.
    Now mothers/sons, fathers/daughters type of incest.
    Just read the book.
    Last edited by tacomancer; 05-02-10 at 11:33 PM.

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    Re: Why do the poor do badly in school?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    ...a bottle each sounds better.
    Is that an offer?
    "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 megaprogman View Post
    Good Luck. I used to be pretty libertarian before I grew up and saw the errors in it.


    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Just read the book.
    Reading the outline for it now, it's interesting.
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    Re: Why do the poor do badly in school?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Reading the outline for it now, it's interesting.
    If you read it, pay attention to the "twins" and Lazarus' mother.

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