Education: Hope in the Slums

A Negro boy carries home his school books, but does not get to study them because his neurotic father heaves the lot out the window. A Negro girl, whose father has deserted the family, is free to leave for school only after she washes and feeds eight younger brothers and sisters, and so she is usually late. A Puerto Rican boy, who came to the U.S. in 1956 and speaks only Spanish at home, shyly refused to try his halting English in school, scored a predictable 74 on an IQ test given in the...

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