Skip to comments.Summer camp disparities widen achievement gap
Posted on 07/29/2014 6:07:41 AM PDT by artichokegrower
In the summer, some affluent kids shoot hoops at a $69 two-hour basketball session with the Harlem Globetrotters, ride Arabian horses for $525 a week or visit Costa Rica for a $3,500 two-week study of sea turtles.
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Why can't we give them vouchers to go to summer camp?
Oh. Right. The same reason we can't give them vouchers to attend private school.
It just wouldn't do to give them an opportunity to actually learn something.
We give them free breakfast and lunch while school is in session so I guess we must provide free summer camp while school is out.
That's because madre and padre don't give a rat's patottie about becoming Americans.
Great, just what the world needs, another community organizer. /s
Well we feed the SNAP card holders all summer as well.
What? You mean in the liberal paradise that is the Bay Area, there is a growing gap between the haves and the have-nots??? You mean that the "haves" get to go to exclusive summer camps that don't let poor inner city kids in on scholarship????? You mean that the rich limousine Libs who send their kids to these camps don't want their kids rubbing shoulders with the poor???
The Race Card is losing it’s cachet so we see the Class Envy Card being played more often.
Many kids spent their summers playing sandlot baseball and swimming in the local creek and didn’t even realize liberals considered them deprived.
Most went on to live well-adjusted, productive lives and didn’t spend their time hating the family across town that had a newer car.
List of Activities: 1. The art of the Rap. 2. Drive by shooting 101. 3. Car Jacking by the numbers. 4. Urban Rioting Basics 5. How to get pregnant every time. 6. Defrauding the welfare office for dummies. 7. How to cut coke etc. 8. How to play the race card.
We had a stick and a soft rock,
and I am wondering about the rock...
The coffee hadn't kicked all the way in.
That’s OK, I am in a mood today! I pity the fool that trips what’s left of my trigger today!
The affluent in the Bay area are bigger segregationists than George Wallace.
My summer camp was to survive prolonged contact with larger, stronger, cousins and friends without being called a sissy or ostracized. Basically plain old survival. To survive contact with large, strong livestock and dangerous equipment. haha! I barely made it!
He just might become president one day.
The gap doesn’t happen because rich kids go to camp and poor kids don’t. It’s because some kids do constructive stuff over the summer that promotes and consolidates learning, and other kids don’t.
You don’t have to go to summer camp to read a book, teach yourself a little bit of a new language, practice your math, write a story.
Summer camp? I did that once with the Scouts. Made
Eagle Scout in spite of only one swat at camp. Some
scouts did it every Summer. Big deal.
I'm deprived. Who do I sue?
I went to the Baptist church based summer camp when I was a child. I imagine it was pretty inexpensive, because I send my children to church-based summer camp for around 200 to 300 for the week. Also the church provides vouchers for those who can’t make it and a similar camp for children in foster care.
“Never went to camp. Worked on the farm in the summers.”
Same here. My parents shipped me to my uncle’s farm in eastern NC where I worked the corn fields and harvested tobacco. A big thrill in late summer was going with him in late summer to the tobacco auctions in Wilson.
In that it is almost August we are going to have to hurry if we are going to offer those 100,000 or so unaccompanied minor illegal alien children down at our southern border an opportunity for summer camp this year.
This time every year we were always getting ready to see if we’d get a second cutting on the hay fields, improving springs, fixing up the barns, sheds, tractors, etc. That was valuable, and summer camps are nice but can’t replace being required to solve the problems of daily life on your own.
They’ve uncovered a new crisis - summer camp inequality!
I remember school passed out brochures in May to give to our parents. They were to send us to work on tobacco farms in CT as I recall.