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poor white kids

On 5 Apr 2016 at 7:05am mark 2 wrote:
Paul Mason is flying. his Guardian article on poor white kids and their lack of aspiration and 'failure' within the education system hits the nail right on the head. Reading it made me both sad and angry. Thatcher stole their story and destroyed their lives.
On 5 Apr 2016 at 7:09am G o M wrote:
Hyperbole, mark. I only stole their milk.
On 5 Apr 2016 at 7:14am country bumpkin wrote:
I blame the parents half the time. Many parents these days can't be bothered to encourage and help their kids. There's a whole world waiting for them if they had the confidence to go and find it and that confidence begins at home.
On 5 Apr 2016 at 8:46am Tipex wrote:
I think many Asian families still see a British education as a privilege and therefore make the most of the opportunity by encouraging their kids to work hard. Living with extended families rather than just 1 or 2 parents also helps share the task of doing school work with the kids which helps.
On 5 Apr 2016 at 6:12pm Grunge wrote:
Unfortunately, parents who have no respect for education create this situation for their children. Generally there are no books in the house, in fact they may call a magazine "a book". They fail to give their children any encouragement in terms of their education, often because they have not had the example of good parenting themselves. It is a self-perpetuating cycle. What can be done to overcome it?
On 5 Apr 2016 at 11:35pm Mavis wrote:
Sterilize a generation !!

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