There are limits to how much a government can receive as grants from donors or borrow. So raising tax revenues is a necessary element for governments to spend on providing more of these essential services and, in turn, reduce poverty.
New Yorkers with a high school diploma or a GED lost jobs at half the rate of those who did not have them. At a time when unemployment hovers at 9.1 percent in NYC, a GED becomes crucial to finding and retaining a job.
On the heels of an unforgiving year of outrageous state rebellion, children in Arizona have had to create their own book of humanity, if only to defend their state's diverse heritage and basic human rights.
How humans learn, and consequently how children should be brought up, has long troubled our ancestors. Most of today's schools are based on the assumption that children are born to be taught, rather than to learn.