Life is full of disparity, much of it natural as God did not use a cookie cutter
to stamp out identical little robots. The article struck a chord in that
traditional two-parent families fare better than single-parent families. The
lack of adequate reading skills has been noted, and therein lies the rub.
Dysfunctional and non-traditional families do not help their children to rise
above their environment, and then it is too late to learn the Three R rudiments
of Reading, wRiting, and 'Rithmatic. Those children are more apt to repeat
the mistakes they grew up with, recreating their permanent sub-culture.
The way the economy is going we all at risk.
Obviously, the mandate to prevent immigrants from becoming a public charge is
not working.We are signing up immigrants and illegal aliens in a variety
of social programs that are expensive and ineffective. This despite repeated
efforts to safeguard our welfare system.I found the report hilarious
as it relates to junk food. They have such a healthy diet in their homeland and
we are forcing cupcakes down their throats after they arrive here. ...always the victim is the mantra of the nanny state.
Sometimes I think all of the people who run these studies never even went to
school... "I" could have told you all of that by the 4th grade, anyone
who attends public school in high black and immigrant areas knows this.
I wonder what the disparity is for children of illegal immigrants vs legal
immigrants. The study seems to make the bigoted assumption that all immigrants
Having spent a total of 9 years in Asia, Latin America and Europe, all these
children have it better than in most other situations. Education is part of
their issue but the abuse, killing, drug wars, real wars and crime wars and just
no clean water, appropriate sewers, healthcare, and other issues are making our
country a haven for these people. They want to live and have opportunities. Is
everything fair and just? No, but it is a much more level playing field than
many would have had in their country. Our politicians and
bureaucrats just want to keep in power and make a heyday out of some little
piece of the people's lives. We have so much opportunity for
all children to succeed if they aren't told all the time that they
don't have everything in the world, given to them by the government.Our government is trying to become like the Communists of the 1950s to
2000's to say that the government will give them everything they need.
Those governments fell because they couldn't keep the promise. The
Russians took cows from people in their other socialist countries and gave those
people goats. Fair exchange?