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The Unsung Heroes of the Chicago Strike

John Thompson | Posted 01.08.2013 | Education
John Thompson

Whether you agree or disagree with the contemporary market-driven, test-driven "reform" movement, it would be hard to deny that it has benefited from the best public relations campaign that money can buy.

Why Obama Is Losing the Battle Against Poverty

John Thompson | Posted 11.05.2012 | Education
John Thompson

2012-08-28-scblog2.pngWhy did President Obama ignore an overwhelming body of education research?

David Brooks's Anti-Poverty Program: "Bourgeois Paternalism"

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 04.16.2012 | Media
Joseph A. Palermo

Brooks writing about poverty is like a celibate writing about sex: it's something he knows nothing about.

The Stress of Talking About Race Is Nothing in Comparison to the Stress Imposed on Poor Kids

John Thompson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
John Thompson

Talking about race should be made easier by acknowledging the obvious fact that structural inequities are far more damaging than culture in perpetuating generational poverty.

Harvard Prof Defends Teaching 'The Wire'

The Awl | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

"The Wire" is a fictional television show that many people really liked and that many people think is a very revealing take on The Way We Live in Urba...

How Does It Feel to Be a Black, Female, Single Problem?

Farai Chideya | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Farai Chideya

It's open season on black womanhood. Nightline became the latest media outlet to tackle the issue of why black women aren't married. The problem is not the topic, but the approach.