Thursday, September 29, 2005

I've seen several attempts to explain why poverty was so bad in antediluvial New Orleans, but none of them (so far) seem to deal with the fact that the public school system there was a clusterfuck of Biblical proportions. It's pretty obvious, to me, at least, that for folks with nothing to spare, public education is the only ladder out of poverty. When that ladder is used mostly to enrich corrupt administrators, poverty is bound to get worse. After all, it's a lot easier to get poor than it is to get rich.

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