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Radical Scholarship: Poverty and Education in SC and the US

Radical Scholarship: Poverty and Education in SC and the US:

Poverty and Education in SC and the US

Op-Eds in The State and The Greenville News:

As children across South Carolina re-enter our schools across the state, two recent reports on childhood well-being are worth considering—the State of America’s Children 2011 Report (Children’s Defense Fund) and Kid’s Count 2011 (Annie E. Casey Foundation).

Both reports identify the growing fact of poverty in the lives of children across the U.S., a plight on the lives of children that disproportionately and increasingly impacts children of color. Low birth weight, infant mortality, child death rate, high school graduation, home conditions for children, access to health care, and a number of conditions associated with the socio-economic status of the child’s home are highlighted in the reports, resulting

Daily Kos: The answer is yes, Mr. Kristof

Daily Kos: The answer is yes, Mr. Kristof:

The answer is yes, Mr. Kristof

whose column for tomorrow asks Did We Drop the Ball on Unemployment?

He acknowledges being part of the problem, which became very clear to him when he vacationed at his childhood home on a farm in Yamhill Oregon, and as he visits old friends he writes

I can’t help feeling that national politicians and national journalists alike have dropped the ball on jobs. Some 25 million Americans are unemployed or underemployed — that’s more than 16 percent of the work force — but jobs haven’t been nearly high enough on the national agenda.

After acknowledging his own culpability, choosing to ask the President a "gotcha" question when he could have

Democrats for Education Reform Back Out of Chicago Rally | Scathing Purple Musings

Democrats for Education Reform Back Out of Chicago Rally | Scathing Purple Musings:

Democrats for Education Reform Back Out of Chicago Rally

From Fred Klonsky’s blog:

Funny story.

A few years back, Joe Williams of Democrats for Education Reform (DFER), threatened to kick my brother’s ass. And mine too.

DFER is a project of Whitney Tilson, the billionaire boys club member and hedge fund manager. He’s never seen a privately operated charter school he didn’t like or a regular public school he did.

DFER was planning to hold a rally for privately-run charter schools in Chicago. Mayor Rahm is a

Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson at Club Digital Launch


Club Digital was proud to have Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson speak at its launch event at Magnolia Place in Los Angeles on August 10, 2011.

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