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McCourt Failed?

Posted By: Allen Lambert on August 19, 2006
Marshall Johnson asserts the following about the author of "Angela's Ashes":

"Kids can’t learn in school if their homes are comparable to Frank McCourt’s"

That puzzles me since Mr. McCourt became a successful teacher and very successful writer. (This is not intended as an apologia for poverty or broken homes or violent families; but it might be a reminder that reality, including achievement in school, is complex and not reducible to simplistic factors.)

Allen Lambert

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 McCourt Failed? by Allen Lambert on August 19, 2006
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