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hidden rules of social classes, ruby payne

This chart from Ruby Payne's book, A Framework for Understanding Poverty, share the hidden rules of social classes. Understanding these rules will help us better meet the needs of our students.

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Socio-economic class affects the way children are prescribed pills—and not at all in the way you’d expect. ....Treating the child doesn’t work when the child isn’t the issue.


Taking the podvig of the holy fool--This man’s name is Dobre. A Bulgarian man living in abject poverty. He has donated over 20k euros to the Bulgarian Orthodox Church. Everyday, he stands in the church & begs, but not for himself. All money given to him, he donates to the church. He is the biggest individual donor to the church in the past few decades. He walks several kilometers to and from the church each day. He is known as “The Righteous from Bajlo

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Drug addiction or alcoholism affects every socio-economic class, ethnicity, and gender.

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The American Dream has bamboozled all of us, and people in 3rd World countries aren’t as happy as we thought

The American Dream is screwed, you probably aren’t going to ascend the socio-economic classes, and it’s not even your fault.

#SavePunjab #Ruraltransformation PUNJAB is losing OUT on SLOW POISON From remote villages on India-Pakistan border to posh colonies in Jalandhar and malls of Ludhiana, there is a common thread that weaves through different socio-economic classes in Punjab — drug abuse. The drug problem in the state is a reality and is turning into a major poll issue in election-bound Punjab. ET travelled through the three regions of Punjab — Majha, Doaba and Malwa — to find families losing young sons and…

I'm exhausted, is something wrong with me? A doctor giving his prognosis and therapeutic suggestions. The doctor’s diagnosis frequently reflected the patient’s socio-economic class. Physicians often diagnosed working-class people as hysterical or simply ‘insane’, but tended to diagnose social climbers as neurasthenic.

SOCIO-ECONOMIC Tin cans were in popular use from the 1930’s to the 1960’s. In the 1960’s home appliances came into the commercial market. With the rise of the refrigerator, the middle class moved away from using tin cans. This led to the main users of canned goods to be the lower soci- economic classes, as they could not afford these appliances. To this day canned foods are a symbol of a lower economic class.

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