Keeping the proles down | Joanne

Affluent, educated parents invest in their children’s educational success.

The college-educated class is “making sure their children retain their privileged status,” while the children of other classes have limited chances to join their ranks,” writes New York Times columnist David Brooks.

“Cultivating successful children” is at the center of life for upper-middle-class parents, he writes. Meanwhile, “well-educated people tend to live in places like Portland, New York and San Francisco that have housing and construction rules that keep the poor and less educated away from places with good…

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