Re: ME:What causes struggles through school?

From: Annie McDevitt
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Date: 15 Nov 1996
Time: 17:11:37


Eugene asked why was May's developmental trajectory so different from the girl she described. I think, simply a lot of developmental differences are due to privelege and the lack there of. It's simply a lot harder for kids from lower income, high crime areas to get the same education as kids in a safer environment because there are so many challenges for them to surmount. It's amazing to me that simply the fact that May was in a different school environment changed her chances of success so greatly.It's unfortunate that all kids don't have the chance to go to school in a positive environment.