"Results issued (Jan. 25, 2011) for a revamped national assessment show 12th graders posting the weakest scores compared with their elementary and middle-level peers. Only one in five high school seniors scored at least proficient on the exam. Meanwhile, 34 percent of 4th graders and 30 percent of 8th graders were deemed proficient or better in science on the 2009 National Assessment of Educational Progress, known as 'the nation’s report card.'”
"Education is the pathway out of poverty. For too long poverty has perpetuated ignorance, which feeds discrimination and social segregation ..."
"... the single most important contributor to a nation's economic growth is the number of startups that grow to a billion dollars in revenue within 20 years... new firms — not necessarily small firms — have been responsible for almost all new job creation since 1980."
"Perfect airplane reading, and, it has me thinking about how an entrepreneur gets started. Kudos to Adiga for writing a compelling, dark, fascinating examination of poverty, opportunity, and wealth."
USA Today: For minorities, new 'digital divide' seen
"Researchers have noticed signs of segregation online that perpetuate divisions in the physical world. And blacks and Latinos may be using their increased Web access more for entertainment than empowerment."
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Children's Defense Fund Founder holds parents accountable for academic failures of many Black children
"We do not have a children problem; we have an adult problem. It's adults' responsibility to make a better life for their kids."
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