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Published: Friday, Nov. 1 2013 3:00 p.m. MDT

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Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

Wouldn't it be nice of no one looked at themselves as a victim and just took responsibility for their future?

Midwest Mom
Soldiers Grove, WI

Yes, Mr. B. What was Mother Theresa thinking when she wore out her life serving the impossibly poor in Calcutta? She should have given them the tongue lashing they so richly deserved. Perhaps if she had, the problems of poverty would have been solved. Instead, she pampered them with her loving service. Probably more prisons would have helped, too.

It would seem to me that our country needs a hero like Charles Dickens, who opened the eyes of society in his day to the poverty and injustice. Today, we have talking heads who massage the egos of the selfish.

To my wonderful LDS brothers and sisters, read the Book of Mormon. Never did the poor bring down society, but the rich.

tabuno
Clearfield, UT

Yawn! Anger! Frustration! As a school board member on the Salt Lake Board over 30 years ago, we already knew that poverty was a primary contributor to educational inequality. What's so sad is that it doesn't appear that in more than a quarter century since, America hasn't really learned this important lesson and allowed other countries to advance their students, putting our Country on the path towards becoming a second-rate country.

Midwest Mom
Soldiers Grove, WI

Yawn? How sad that the suffering of children bores you.

If everyone knows that poverty causes problems for students, then why is the greatest reform tool punitive testing that puts all of the blame on teachers? It's like weighing a pig more often to help it gain weight.

If you ask me, the biggest takers in America aren't the working poor who rely on government services, but the oligarchs who employ them. There has to be mutual respect between labor and management, for society to thrive.

God said that we were to live by the sweat of our own brows, not by manipulating markets to unfairly profit from the oppression of our brothers and sisters.

Howard Beal
Provo, UT

In other news, water is wet and the sky is blue.

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