Where’s my boots?

Education is often considered the path away from poverty…but this is not an accurate understanding of what it means to begin in poverty…..

You can’t pull yourself up by the bootstraps if you have no boots…

“In other words, we do worse than our international competitors because we allow about twice as many of our kids to live in wrenching poverty. We’re the richest, to be sure. But we’re also content to lead the advanced world in child poverty. This creates unspeakable hardship for millions of innocent kids. It also makes it demonstrably impossible to have one of the world’s leading education systems.”

Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/01/25/3561563/gene-nichol-improve-education.html#storylink=cpy



About cthebean

Educator, musician, social justice activist...and now a blogger. Children deserve unflinching support from adults.....they deserve nothing less. All kids . Everybody's kids. Everywhere.
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2 Responses to Where’s my boots?

  1. Jeff Nguyen says:

    Pull yourself up by your bootstraps…the lie the robber barons love to tell. It seems it was the indigenous people of North America who were pulling up the early settlers by their moccasin straps and look where that got them in return.


    • cthebean says:

      Yes…this is a Eurocentric way of thinking that sells the “American Dream” …if you just work hard enough….
      I have never met a harder working person than a mother I once met who was on aid to dependent children. I don’t think she slept.


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