Things I’ve seen on the net that I need to get back to.

Thi s is atrocious. I will blog about the travesty later. Or maybe not. But I will include it in my Silence paper.

Want to see this later. Rufus the slingshot man.

Accountability weak for high school transition to college. If we hold colleges accountable for numbers graduated, which people want to do, then surely we can hold high schools accountable for how well students do in college. After all, personal responsibility is a dead virtue.

Depression may influence transmission of poverty:

Children from poor families are more likely than their peers to be depressed as teenagers, with effects that can ultimately make it harder to climb out from poverty, a new study suggests.

The study, which followed nearly 500 Iowa families for a decade, found that children in poorer families were at greater risk of depression symptoms by adolescence. These teenagers, in turn, were more likely to “grow up” faster — including having sex, leaving home or getting married at an earlier-than-average age.

This cycle, the study found, eventually put kids at risk of substantial obstacles in young adulthood, such as low education levels, unemployment and a lack of stable relationships in their lives.

“The main finding shows the continuity of family adversity over generations — from family-of-origin to a young adult’s family,” lead researcher K.A.S. Wickrama, a professor of human development and family studies at Iowa State University in Ames, said in a written statement.

“In other words,” he said, “it’s the transmission of poverty.”

The findings, which appear in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior, suggest that early-life stress and depression symptoms feed each other, ultimately making the transition to adulthood a tough one, according to Wickrama’s team.