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  •  Thanks CN...much appreciated (6+ / 0-)

    I teach and run into the same issue--students trying to find the magic bullet (usually education) but have trouble seeing the other factors that create poverty, especially in the urban area where I live and work.

    What's frustrating is when I talk to adults who should know better and I get the same answers as from the kids...  

    To be free and just depends on us. Victor Hugo.

    by dizzydean on Mon Aug 05, 2013 at 11:37:55 AM PDT

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    •  Education as magic bullet (4+ / 0-)

      Wonder where they get that idea, what with every pundit and politician and teacher hammeing away with that simple message.

      And remember, that as the "not poor" peer across the great divide at the "poor", things are just as hard to see from the other side. It must look so easy - get a skill, get a job, everything should fall into place.

      “Texas is a so-called red state, but you’ve got 10 million Democrats here in Texas. And …, there are a whole lot of people here in Texas who need us, and who need us to fight for them.” President Obama

      by Catte Nappe on Mon Aug 05, 2013 at 11:57:43 AM PDT

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