Tag: language gap

The Gap that Won’t Be Filled

Anna Babel , August 24th, 2016


An Anthropolitical Critique of the “Language Gap” Is language responsible for poverty? If poor and minority parents spoke like rich white parents, would they too become rich and…


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White + word Gap = wrong

Susan D. Blum , June 23rd, 2015


With Netta Avineri and Eric J. Johnson, I’ve addressed a report in the Washington Post on the many contextual factors affecting children in poverty. The well-intentioned plans to teach…


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“The Language Gap”: Liberal Guilt Creates Another Not-So-Magic Bullet

Susan D. Blum , May 6th, 2014


Why are people poor? Why do children of the poor not thrive? The latest explanation for why children coming from disadvantaged households do not rise in this land…


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