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EDUCATION: No, all don’t have equal opportunity

Letter by Bernice Larsen, Milton on Aug. 30, 2012 at 10:04 am | 31 Comments »
August 30, 2012 10:13 am

Re: “Poverty, not bad teachers, is what plagues our schools” (TNT, 8-30).

When I read this article, I thought I’d fall off my chair in surprise. Finally, somebody gets it.

Republicans who generally are well-to-do have no concept of how the political system guarantees failure of the poor as they do not experience the same things. The rich and middle-class understanding only comes from their life experiences, which have little or no parallel and are not qualified to solve the problem.

If you think we all have the same opportunities, it’s time you get your head out of the dark place of ignorance.

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