Class Differences in Child-Rearing Are on the Rise is the headline of what I thought was a New York Times article that was a little “off.” I guess I never like pieces that emphasize what could be characterized as the supposed “shortcomings” of low-income parents and devote less space to socio-economic challenges they face.

Here’s one useful excerpt from the article:


I was surprised that the Times didn’t explicitly point out that this change coincides with a rise in the poverty rate after an extended period of its decrease (see Surprise, Surprise! Study Finds Achievement Gap Progress Stops In Eighties (When Poverty Rates Begin To Rise)).

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