Academe Ponders Trailers; Finds Them Trashy

Two professors have published a study that confirms our middle-class, socially constructed beliefs: Trailer parks are a trashy place to raise kids.

The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that they found, “trailer-park youth could flourish only by completely disengaging socially from their park neighborhood — by, for example, adapting well to adult mentors outside the park, taking leadership positions in outside groups, or becoming “virtual members” of middle-class friends’ families.”

Boy Meets World come to mind?

– Riva Froymovich

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