Friday, 8 January 2010

The most sobering sentence I've read this week

Cross-posted from Andrew Leigh at Core Economics who found it in the New York Times:

“We’ve got to figure out how to break the cycle of poverty, and the way we’re doing it now isn’t working,” said Hank M. Bounds, the Mississippi commissioner of higher education and, until recently, the state superintendent of schools. “An affluent 5-year-old has about the same vocabulary as an adult living in poverty.”
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