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The Roots of Poverty

Bruce Hartford | Posted 04.15.2013 | Politics
Bruce Hartford

Most poor people have productive jobs -- often multiple jobs -- and they are working longer and longer hours but remain mired in poverty. This is not caused by lack of opportunity alone, it's also caused by lack of power to change the systems that create and continually recreate poverty.

With Our Future on the Line, the Time to Invest in Kids Is Now

Mark Shriver | Posted 06.11.2012 | Education
Mark Shriver

Getting the job done and ensuring quality early education for every American kid would be an investment on the order of buying Apple stock in 2003 when it was at $6.56 a share.

Nicholas D. Kristof: Our Broken Escalator

nytimes.com | NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF | Posted 09.15.2011 | Education

THE United States supports schools in Afghanistan because we know that education is one of the cheapest and most effective ways to build a country....