The Keys to a Good Education

RECENTLY The New York Times featured a front-page story about Latoya, a 16-year-old high school student. She was 11, she said, when her father began to beat and sexually abuse her. Her mother, who used drugs, had left the family. “Home,” the newspaper reported, “was...
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Why Do My Parents Embarrass Me?

Right in the middle of biology class, you begin to feel sick. Much to your despair, the school calls home, and before long your mother is there—clad in slippers, pink hair-curlers, and those awful red sweatpants she wears around the house. Convinced you are in...
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