The Public Interest

Inducing Poor Children to Learn

Andrew Effrat , Harvey M. Sapolsky & Roy E. Feldman

Spring 1969

DESPITE years of concern for improving educational systems in this country, actual achievements have been disappointing. This has been especially true in low-income areas of American cities.  We have a high literacy rate, yet a significant segment of our population fails to obtain the skills that are necessary for employment in a technologically advanced economy. States have periodically increased their investment in education, yet there is still a widespread belief that our urban school systems are inadequate and deteriorating.

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