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The Plight of the Middle Class


by George S. Counts — 1935

For generations American school children were taught that the middle class was the salt of the earth—the natural repository of all the solid virtues, of industry, thrift, sobriety, and integrity. To remain below this class was to give proof of laziness and general worthlessness; to rise above it was to arouse the suspicion of engaging in shady and unscrupulous practices.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 1 Number 1, 1935, p. 89-89
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 13207, Date Accessed: 10/18/2017 3:35:23 AM

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