Tag Archive | "Inequality"

Exploding America’s myth that education is the anecdote to poverty

Matt Bruenig writes for Salon that “fixation on education as a solution to poverty, inequality or any other distributional problem is totally wrongheaded.”

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A Disturbing Look at Foster Care

In The Lost Children of Wilder, Nina Bernstein shows that there is no easy, miracle solution to fixing any of our overarching societal problems. The foster care system is no exception.

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A Tale of Two Districts

New York is a city of contrasts. The richest families live only a subway ride away from the poorest, but the income gap is the largest in the country.

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Similar Schools, Hugely Different Report Cards

In his most recent NY Times column, Michael Winerip takes a look at two schools within walking distance from each other in the Bronx. They have similar conditions, yet one scored an “A” on its most recent city report card and the other scored an “F.” Winerip looks at the way the grades are determined […]

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