… the narrative of cultural exceptionalism is misleading and harmful. It’s safe to say that all families place an emphasis on education and want their children to succeed. However, not all families have access to resources and institutions that enable their children to do well. When we rely on culture as the reason for success, we ignore the structural realities that prevent many children of color or poor children from reaching their goals. We also end up placing the onus on families to ensure academic achievement, rather than compelling the public and private sectors to also provide valuable services and benefits that can help all children succeed.
The star Notre Dame linebacker, who has been hounded by the reporters since the story broke Jan. 16, told Couric in a taped interview Tuesday that he was not lying up until December. Te’o said he was duped into believing his online girlfriend, Lennay Kekua, died of cancer.
- Not part of hoax, Manti Te’o tells Katie Couric (m.jacksonville.com)
- Manti Te’o agrees to on-camera interview with Katie Couric (tracking.si.com)
- Manti Te’o Tells Katie Couric He Briefly Lied About Girlfriend After Hoax Discovery. (greatriversofhope.wordpress.com)
- Manti Te’o to be interviewed by Katie Couric (kansascity.com)
- Manti Te’o to be interviewed on-camera by Katie Couric (nypost.com)
- Not part of hoax, Manti Te’o tells Katie Couric (jacksonville.com)
- Te’o tells Katie Couric he lied to maintain hoax – Yahoo! Sports (coralvillecourier.typepad.com)
- Manti Te’o Tells Couric He Briefly Lied About Girlfriend (abcnews.go.com)
- Manti Te’o – Katie Couric Interview Reveals Lennay Kekua Details (americanlivewire.com)