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I wish…I wish ‪#iwishmyteacherknew Me!

By Betsy L. Angert | Originally Published at EmpathyEducates. April 15, 2015 I wish…I wish ‪#iwishmyteacherknew is perhaps the most needed lesson and yet, it is the one most often repeatedly rejected. What troubles our children far more than testing or conventions are the questions, "Will I [...]

I wish…I wish ‪#iwishmyteacherknew Me!2016-11-29T17:37:15+00:00

Poverty is Not a Crime, So Stop Trying to Punish Poor People

By Altheria Gaston | Originally Published at ForHarriet. April 9, 2015 | Photographic Credit; Shutterstock I am in the early stages of writing a dissertation that focuses on the realities of single, Black mothers experiencing poverty. One of my goals is to reveal the extent to which [...]

Poverty is Not a Crime, So Stop Trying to Punish Poor People2016-11-29T17:37:16+00:00

All the Chicago Mayoral Candidates Are Getting It Wrong: We Don’t Need More Cops

The only real solution to reducing violence is reducing inequality. By Andy Thayer | Originally Published at In These Times. January 23, 2015 | Photographic Credit; Erin Nekervis / Flickr [ For decades, every Chicago mayoral election has featured calls more for hiring more cops. Emanuel and [...]

All the Chicago Mayoral Candidates Are Getting It Wrong: We Don’t Need More Cops2016-11-29T17:37:23+00:00

We Forgot To End Poverty

Poverty remains at record highs. Is that because welfare reform failed, or because it succeeded all too well? By Chris Rhomberg | Originally Published at In These Times. December 25, 2014 | Photograph; With poverty high and welfare all but gutted, soup kitchens are busy. (Spencer Platt/Getty [...]

We Forgot To End Poverty2016-11-29T17:37:25+00:00

School Reform Fails the Test

How can our schools get better when we’ve made our teachers the problem and not the solution? During the first wave of what would become the 30-year school reform movement that shapes education policy to this day, I visited good public school classrooms across [...]

School Reform Fails the Test2016-11-29T17:37:26+00:00

The High Moral and Economic Cost of Child Poverty in America

Just released U.S. Census Bureau data reveal 45.3 million people were poor in America in 2013. One in three of those who are poor is a child. Children remain our poorest age group and children of color and those under five are the poorest. More [...]

The High Moral and Economic Cost of Child Poverty in America2016-11-29T17:37:36+00:00

Top 10 Solutions to Cut Poverty and Grow the Middle Class

It is really not "The Economy" that is the issue; it's poverty that causes us to slide. "It's Poverty" that we must first see and describe. A strong economy will not grow our future. If it could than we would have nothing to deride. Stock prices are [...]

Top 10 Solutions to Cut Poverty and Grow the Middle Class2016-11-29T17:37:36+00:00

‘Chiraq’: Facts and Fictions – How These Affect Our Children

Chicago’s ‘murder capital’ rep stretches the truth. By Salim Muwakkil | Originally Published at In These Times. August 28, 2014 | During a memorial service on July 20 in Chicago, Audry Miller mourns granddaughter Shamiya Adams, 11, who was killed by a stray bullet. (Photo by Scott [...]

‘Chiraq’: Facts and Fictions – How These Affect Our Children2016-11-29T17:37:41+00:00

3 Facts that Poverty-Deniers Don’t Want to Hear

By Paul Buchheit | AlterNet. August 3, 2014 Any thinking person should be able to recognize the hardships of poor families. Three-quarters of conservative Americans say poor people have it easy. The degree of ignorance about poverty is stunning, even for people far removed from the [...]

3 Facts that Poverty-Deniers Don’t Want to Hear2016-11-29T17:37:48+00:00