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  •  The tenements of New York's (2+ / 0-)
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    MGross, Lujane

    Lower East Side used to be stuffed with poor Jews.

    Many of their descendants are probably now affluent doctors, lawyers and businesspeople.

    From what I've seen, those tenements are now filled with ethnic Chinese. Chinatown has massively expanded. I suspect the Chinese children living in those awful looking buildings will make their teachers proud.

    •  Not what you think. (1+ / 0-)
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      FloridaSNMOM

      If the poor people were already educated (like the Jews were) it's a lot easier to move up.

      There was also more upward mobility than their is today.

      What we've got now are millions of poor kids, most from single-parent families, most with few or now educated role models. No matter what, getting these kids to score high on tests will be a tough job.

      When the kids are from bad socioeconomic situations, the expectations for teachers should be lowered.

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