Monday, January 31, 2011

"Nobody Gets Married Any More, Mister"

City Journal:
Here’s my prediction: the money, the reforms, the gleaming porcelain, the hopeful rhetoric about saving our children—all of it will have a limited impact, at best, on most city schoolchildren. Urban teachers face an intractable problem, one that we cannot spend or even teach our way out of: teen pregnancy. This year, all of my favorite girls are pregnant, four in all, future unwed mothers every one. There will be no innovation in this quarter, no race to the top. Personal moral accountability is the electrified rail that no politician wants to touch.

Yeah, that last sentence pretty much says it all.... doesn't it? When was the last time you heard a politician say "That's your problem." to a potential vote.....