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The Compassion Gap

The Compassion Gap | Family & Education | Scoop.it

There is an income gap in America, but just as important is a compassion gap. Plenty of successful people see a picture of a needy child and their first impulse is not to help but to reproach.

To break cycles of poverty, we have the tools to improve high school graduation rates, reduce teen pregnancies and increase employment. What we lack is the will to do so.

 

There may be neurological biases at work. A professor at Princeton found that our brains sometimes process images of people who are poor or homeless as if they were not humans but things.

 

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Likewise, psychology experiments suggest

that affluence may erode compassion. 

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by Nicholas Kristof


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Is parent involvement in school really useful?

Is parent involvement in school really useful? | Family & Education | Scoop.it
It's one of those things in education that everybody takes for granted: parent involvement is good and necessary. But is it, and if so, what kind?

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The changing blame game in U.S. education

"Within a few decades, a 180-degree shift in responsibility for chronic academic failure has occurred. Neither extreme, however, squares with the facts. Responsibility rests with both community and district, both school and family, both teachers and students."


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Parental involvement in education leads to successful students, stronger schools (gallery)

Parental involvement in education leads to successful students, stronger schools (gallery) | Family & Education | Scoop.it
Being involved doesn't just mean helping out with bake sales. Engaged parents make sure that their children don't miss school unnecessarily and that they arrive on time.

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Parent and Family Engagement in Low Income High Schools | Scholastic.com

Parent and Family Engagement in Low Income High Schools | Scholastic.com | Family & Education | Scoop.it
 Parental and family involvement has already been proven to be a key component in a student's academic success.

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Education is a family affair

Education is a family affair | Family & Education | Scoop.it
Family and school are the two main socializing settings for children and adolescents and their role in education is beyond doubt.

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