above: reality show participants of "Jersey Shore"TIME magazine's Joe Klein riffs
about parental involvement and our "crap culture"
"For more than 40 years, ever since the publication of the Coleman Report, the key variable when it comes to educational achievement is parental involvement; all other factors--money, class size, choice and competition--are peripheral. Over those same forty years, parents have had to work harder to get by--two, three jobs in many cases--as good paying manufacturing jobs vanished. And, over that same period of time, the impact of crap culture--the Jersey Shore-ization of American Society--has increased exponentially."-- Joe Klein, School Shock,TIME magazine, November 9, 2010
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