Originally Posted by scorpio1980
Or maybe how he just admitted to believing “Really poor children in really poor neighborhoods have no habits for working and have nobody around them who works. So they literally have no habit of showing up on Monday” and “They have no habit of ‘I do this and you give me cash’… unless it’s illegal”
What bothers you with this statement? May he uses it to advocate for iffy policies, but the quote itself is perfectly true. My father worked most of his life in adult literacy and social reinsertion programs, my mom still does today (and so did I for a while) and this is exactly what happens.
My mother's clients are for many of them 4th generation life long unemployed adults - as in no one in their family has had a legitimate job since their great-great-grandparents. The hardest part for social workers is not to teach these adults to read, or teach them employable skills, or get them a job, it's to teach them to get up every morning and show up at work even when they don't feel like it, because they have been raised in a radically different culture where these concepts do not exist.