Monday, September 29, 2014

the long shadow of the american dream (how to create good study habits?)

a 25 year study led by karl alexander, professor of sociology at JHU shows a dramatic result:
The study followed nearly 800 Baltimore schoolchildren for more than a quarter of a century beginning in 1982. After more than 30 years, the study found that the majority of students stayed in the same socioeconomic class as their parents. Of the children from the lowest income groups, only 4 percent had a college degree by the age of 28. By the age of 28, 49 percent of the Black men from low-income backgrounds had been convicted of a crime and most of these were unemployed.
out of 800 subjects, only 40 made it to college!

the lesson? being the best student you can be must become a PRIORITY.

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