“Teachers who are sensitive to their students and who openly share their enthusiasm for learning and their belief in their students’ abilities can help buffer low-SES kids from the many risks and stressors they experience in their lives.”—Teaching with Poverty in Mind by Eric Jensen, pg 88
Better jobs, less drug abuse and fewer arrests are among advantages found in the study that tracked more than 1,000 low-income, mostly black Chicago kids for up to 25 years.
80 percent of the preschool group finished high school versus 75 percent of the others
Nearly 15 percent of the preschool group attended a four-year college, versus 11 percent of the others
28 percent of the preschool group had skilled jobs requiring post-high school training versus 21 percent of the others
Average annual adult income for the preschool group was about $11,600 versus $10,800 for the others. The low average incomes include zero earnings for those in prison and close to that for adults who were still in college or studying elsewhere.
14 percent of the preschool group had abused drugs in adulthood versus 19 percent of the others
48 percent of the preschool group had been arrested in adulthood and 15 percent had been incarcerated, versus 54 percent of the others arrested and 21 percent incarcerated.
War had begun, and, as usual, truth was the first casualty. Without his consent or connivance, Revere was cast in the role of the solitary hero by the press, propagandists, and poets. By his own account, his actions that night were far less romantic than was popularly reported. He wrote about receiving much help, being rarely alone, and, due to a sound plan, Patriots alerting the countryside before he ever rose to the saddle. Paul Revere acted as a team member, an essential role if the goal of defeating the world’s greatest military power was to be realized.