What are the working poor doing wrong?

A question from Yahoo! Answers:

What are the working poor doing wrong that keeps them poor?

Nothing. They are basically paying for the sins of their parents. They didn’t get to go to college because they didn’t do well in high school. They didn’t do well in high school because they didn’t do well in middle and elementary school. And performance in elementary school traces back to things like parents’ education and income, child’s weight at birth, mother’s age at first childbirth, and whether parents speak English at home…

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