Skip to comments.Obama, Elephants, and Fathers
Posted on 01/28/2011 6:17:20 PM PST by mbeaven
"Schools dont need more money, they need more parents." http://considerandhearme.wordpress.com/2011/01/26/obama-elephants-and-fathers/
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Pundits (?) continually bemoaning ther lack of enough money for government schools NEVER consider the effect of dysfunctional family environments; NEVER consider that child bearing and rearing by unmarried/never married mothers, absent any positive presence of a father figure, not to mention absence of the family-affirming custom of marriage, just may contribute to poor performance in schools.
I my area, I looked up the 2000 census data. Not surprising, the areas that had lowest school performance also had the highest rates of divorce and single-parent households. Also interesting, these areas have extremely high poverty rates. The richest part of my county (median household income $300k+) has virtually no divorce and most households have a mom, a dad, and children.
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