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Books at home push kids toward more schooling
by washingtonpost.com - Jay Mathews: Class Struggle
Jul 22, 2021
“My wife's parents did not go to college. Linda's father was a carpenter. Her mother was an aircraft assembly line worker. They grew up in Oklahoma farming families, married, moved to Southern California and raised their children in blue-collar neighborhoods full of families just like theirs.”
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Long papers in high school? Many college freshmen say they never had to do one.
by washingtonpost.com - Jay Mathews: Class Struggle
Jul 12, 2021
“Kate Simpson is a full-time English professor at the Middletown, Va., campus of Lord Fairfax Community College. She saw my column about Prince George's County history teacher Doris Burton lamenting the decline of research skills in high school, as changing state and local course requirements and ...”
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Scores affect college choice but not necessarily success
by washingtonpost.com - Jay Mathews: Class Struggle
Jul 05, 2021
“I wrote a story several years ago about great people who got terrible SAT scores. If you are wallowing in shame over your score in May, and quiver at the thought of taking the SAT again in October, consider the case of Bob Edgar, who got 730 out of a possible 1600. (That would be a 1100 or so on...”
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