…so the Bible says, but it still is news.
This is an important story, although in many respects, like the song says, it’s old news. Achieving the American Dream is largely (but not exclusively) dependent on where you start, and the prospects remain gloomy for those on the bottom. Take-away quote: “I think there is a formula for it, and it’s not work hard and do well. Most poor people work really hard.”
On the other hand, the story does show that at least in some cases, the programs that colleges and non-profits are putting in place to “break the cycle” do, in fact, work,