Bottomline is the poverty rate has remained pretty constant despite throwing trillions at the war on povert and under povershed schools. If more money was the answer why is this the case?
But the argument being made is not that we should find more effective and efficient ways to invest government resources and taxpayer dollars, it is that we should forget about addressing the problem because these people brought it upon themselves and should be forced to face the consequences.
And education is just one way to address the issue. You need to instill in these people a sense that society has not given up on them. Otherwise, many don't see a reason to overcome adversity because all they see is world pitted against them.
This post was edited on 10/5 at 11:00 am