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How Children Succeed


Ashi Bhasin

on 19 April 2013

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By: Ashi Bhasin How Children Succeed "The Bell Curve"- 1944 book about IQ by Charles Murray and Richard Herrnstein. Human equivalent to high LG parenting: No Child Left Behind Act in 2001 funds a number of federal programs aiming at improving the performance of U.S. schools by increasing the standards of accountability for states, school districts, and schools. "Crossing the Finish Line"-dropping out of high or college as a symptom of substandard non cognitive ability of low grit, low perseverance, and bad planning skills. First few years is the most critical in a child's development. 1966- height of War of Poverty, poverty rate was under "The Bell Curve" showed that the kids who do well in school tend to do well in life- whether or not they come from poverty. "The idea of building grit and building self-control is that you get through failure."
-Dominic Randolph Society has an important role in the successful develop of children growing in poverty and adversity Most reliable way to produce an adult who is brave, curious, kind, and prudent is to ensure that when they are an infant, their HPA axis function well. It is the responsibility of the government to take care of people who can't take care of themselves 87%-94% Since 1987, respondents agreed to that statement have 15% 2012- more than 16% Child poverty rate in 1966 was a little more than Now- 17% 22% Between a of American children are growing up in poverty. fifth and a quarter In 2010, children, under the age of 18, were living in poverty. 16,401 -involves lots of comforting, hugging, talking, and reassuring

- also need rules, discipline, and child- size adversity

-provide your kid with a secure nurturing relationship with at least one parent and ideally two. The law forced states and cities and individual schools to compile detailed information on how their students were performing, individual subgroups as well. Once the numbers started coming in, the achievement gaps they reflected became impossible to avoid and the gap between the rich and poor was getting worse every year. - On average, students from low-income homes were TWO OR grade level behind by the time they left middle school THREE School-lunch subsidy- government benefit that is offered to any family whose annual income falls of the poverty line.
-Which meant in 2012 for a family of four. BELOW 185% $41,348 In Chicago public schools qualify for a lunch subsidy one out of every 8 doesn't Within the education department's cohort of low-income students... One out of two are genuinely poor. One out of 10 of all American children are growing up in families that earn less than half the poverty rate. -Family of four = income of < $11,000 a year - More than 7 million American children Looking for causes of poverty-related under achievements, why do we tend to focus on wrong culprits and ignore the ones science tells us do the most damage? 1. Science itself is not well known or understood
2. People who do not live in low-income homes are understandably uneasy talking about family dysfunction in those homes
3. Fact that the new science of adversity presents a real challenge to some deeply held political beliefs. Sources In chronological order Tough, Paul. "How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character". New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012. Print.
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"Hong Kong." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 04 Aug. 2013. Web. 07 Apr. 2013. That's a little less than the population of Hong Kong!
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