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February 1, 2011

Children Left Behind

The money, the reforms, the gleaming porcelain, the hopeful rhetoric about saving our children—
all of it will have a limited impact, at best, on most city schoolchildren. Urban teachers face an intractable problem, one that we cannot spend or even teach our way out of: teen pregnancy. This year, all of my favorite girls are pregnant, four in all, future unwed mothers every one. There will be no innovation in this quarter, no race to the top. Personal moral accountability is the electrified rail that no politician wants to touch. -- "Nobody Gets Married Any More, Mister" by Gerry Garibaldi - City Journal

Posted by Vanderleun at February 1, 2011 10:41 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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It is to weep.

Posted by: Jimmy J. at February 1, 2011 9:01 PM

When mores no longer exist, the downfall of civilization is inevitable.

Posted by: Cilla Mitchell, Galveston Texas at February 2, 2011 4:56 AM

If you like the Detroit of today you will love the America of tomorrow.

Posted by: Scott M at February 2, 2011 12:24 PM

Not to worry, the money is gone and the Chinese won't carry the U.S. forever.

Posted by: Quent at February 2, 2011 9:24 PM

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