What type of children in the United States do you believe are THE LEAST LIKELY to succeed
educationally & socioeconomically? Why?
IQ has a strong determining factor. If you have an IQ below 70, having wealth won't matter because you're likely to lose it. Have a high IQ and any work ethic, you'll likely do well. Have an average IQ plus good work ethic and/or well developed skill sets, you'll do fine.
Laziness is a major issue, too. If you think the world owes you and sit on your butt (or riot to demand what it owes you), you'll end up achieving very little unless you make it to the top of the community activist pyramid, the top warlord occasionally acting up to keep the money coming in. That's the origin of the Shakespeare quote "Once you pay the Danegeld, you never get rid of the Dane." Once you pay the barbarian, he will come back and loot once in a while to keep the money flowing. BLM rioting regularly with demands of guaranteed jobs, grants and benefits reminds me of that. The Palestinians have the same racket.
Children from lower middle, working, & lower socioeconomic backgrounds. The odds are severely stacked against them from birth in terms of achieving anything educationally or socioeconomically. Children from lower middle, working, & lower class backgrounds will have worse educational opportunities than their counterparts in solidly middle, upper middle, & upper class households. Because these children have monies for the rudiments & nothing else, they won't have the intellectual &/or cultural exposure that would put them on an equal academic/educational parity as their more socioeconomically affluent counterparts.
Children from lower middle, working, & lower classes oftentimes go to inferior schools where they will receive a second-rate education. This will put them behind regarding achievement & other types of testing. This puts them at a disadvantage if they are intend to apply for college. Also the home atmosphere of such children will put them at a further disadvantage. Lower middle, working, & lower class parents don't believe in the importance of education, especially higher education & having a career. Such parents only believe in the most rudimentary, basic level of education in order to get a job w/security, nothing more, nothing less. These parents even believe that further education & a career is totally out of the purview of their children so they discourage their children from having college & career aspirations. They are not about to do anything possible in order to help their children pursue tertiary & other advanced forms of education & a career.
Lower middle, working, & lower class children do not have the networking access to careers that their solidly middle, upper middle, & upper class counterparts do. While solidly middle, upper middle, & upper class children have connection through friends, associates, & family, lower middle, working, & lower class children don't so the latter miss out on career opportunities. Socioeconomic class is the main determinant as to whether a child will be educated or not & successful or not, no matter how brilliant, prodigious, &/or smart the lower middle, working, &/or lower class child is, h/she will never go as far as a solidly middle, upper middle, &/or upper class child no matter how mediocre that child is. Socioeconomic class trumps even intelligence as to the level of education & success a child will eventually achieve.
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