Report: There's massive disparity in child well-being by race and immigration status

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  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Aug. 1, 2013 10:29 a.m.

    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?

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    Aug. 1, 2013 8:52 a.m.

    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 are illegal.

  • Larceny Rural Hall, USA, NC
    Aug. 1, 2013 8:05 a.m.

    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.

  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    Aug. 1, 2013 7:27 a.m.

    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.

  • george of the jungle goshen, UT
    Aug. 1, 2013 6:46 a.m.

    The way the economy is going we all at risk.

  • Albert Maslar CPA (Retired) Absecon, NJ
    Aug. 1, 2013 6:01 a.m.

    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.