reading that Delpit wrote about. Kristof explained how the home life and parents and grandparents
ahead of you, effect the way that you are and the talents you will have growing up. Deplit also said
things similar to these and how students home life effect how they do in the classroom and there
understandings of certain things that happen. “Remember that disadvantage is less about income than
environment. The best metrics of child poverty aren’t monetary, but rather how often a child is read
to or hugged” (Kristof 1). Kristof goes into more detail about how it doesn't matter how poor a family
is if they love their child and help them with things school related they have a higher chance of
getting somewhere rather than those parents who neglect their education. When you're little and your
parents start to teach you and show you that they care about your education that shows they care. By
having that students feel as though they can accomplish a lot. I think Kristof was trying to prove that
the USA makes it sound like we live in a "land of opportunity" but in reality many struggle to even
keep food on their table or succeed in their education. So many are lacking any opportunity at all.
Delpit relates to this topic as well because she explained how some teachers how are not white feel
like they do not have the same opportunities basically as those of female white teachers. It is
interesting to me how both Delpit and Kristof are trying to open people's eyes and make them realize
that we are all the problem and to solve it everyone needs to get involved to make a change.