Racing to College
Unfortunately, others think they is just what poor kids need.
Poor kids are supposed to forgo being children and take on adult lessons. Meanwhile, rich kids get a very different message.
A month ago, the New York Times featured an obscene story about spa birthday parties where seven-year-olds get makeovers.
And the Wall Street Journal offered a feature on the $200,000 princess bedroom.
While some kids worry about how they would pay for college and lunch, other kids are getting facials and sleeping in those princess bedrooms.
Recommended Reading: Losing Our Way: An Intimate Portrait of a Troubled America by Bob Herbert. Herbert offers gut-wrenching stories of Americans struggling to a survive in a nation that has become obscenely unjust. After writing his last op-ed column in The New York Times in 2011, Herbert traveled the country talking with people being left behind in an economy that's ruled by a corporate elite.
The New York Times offers articles echoing the White House "college for all" as the salvation. Herbert's call to arms shows that college hasn't saved people from the devastating effects of corporate greed and that we need to confront a politically and morally corrupt system.
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