Quote of the day

“An affluent 5-year-old has about the same vocabulary as an adult living in poverty.”

From this interesting article on how public schools in the South are increasingly faced with having majorities of minority and low income students.   Nice quote, but I have a hard time buying it.  I've been around a lot of affluent 5-years old in my day and certainly enough people living in poverty.  I'd love to see where this statistic came from.  If it is true… wow.  That does really capture the influence of wealth and the lack thereof in this country. 

About Steve Greene
Professor of Political Science at NC State http://faculty.chass.ncsu.edu/shgreene

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