Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Culture and Poverty

Here's an article K. Cleveringa found on the topic. Quotes from a New Republic article (which is a legit source).

And incredibly, it combines the Expert Performance Movement we talked about in child soccer and the number and type of words addressed to children in differing economic levels.

And, be sure to read the readers' comment section for some good back and forth. I'm not sure I agree with this guy's conclusions about when it all went wrong--and the numbers aren't there to back it up as far as church going is concerned.

9 comments:

publius said...

I think he makes some logical points, but the conclusions he draws from them are kind of a thin. It would be interesting if we had some more time in the quarter to talk about the role of religion society, and how it could be part of the solution to class inequality. (Or the problem if you see it that way.)
-Matthew

SamWofford said...

He really did have some good points but then it turns into a ramble wuith less and less evidence and more opinions.... but still worth looking at.

John Y. said...

Wow this was great until he started talking about church. What these people need are not good Priests...They need good Education.

Barry W. said...

matt, john i see you guys on here all the time. but i notice sam has been posting more towards the end of the quarter.. need points much??

SamWofford said...

Well thats very observant of you Barry,lol. and seeing how you posted like 20 blogs on your missing flash drive do you need points?

Lucas said...

I strongly agree with this article in general. The Bible distinctly speaks of saving sex until marriage, and as we saw in Class Matters, a large part of what held Angela back was her children and their expenses. John, I do agree with you that education is a fundamental key for this dilemma, I think a priest could help the situation as well.

JLYNN said...

This guy does have a few good points but the closer you get to the end the more iffy it gets. And what's wrong with a priest, hmm?

LindsyM. said...

woah break it up guys. Barry you need to leave Sam alone...
Go find your flash drive :D

Alycia said...

Religion and politics are just so hard to establish when combined together. I agree with the need for education to be pushed, but I respect those who lean for spiritual guidance as well.