Indifference to education is unfortunately epidemic across racial and ethnic lines, and it is particularly damaging to the poor. For earlier waves of immigrants to America, unskilled jobs were much more plentiful. Upward mobility for most of today's kids already requires at least a couple of years of schooling beyond high school.Or restoring respectability to the high schools, which is also a task for parents and civil-rights advocates.
EYES ON THE PRIZE. Clarence Page.