Republicans and Democrats Against The United States!  by Kelly Price
Mar24

Republicans and Democrats Against The United States! by Kelly Price

We keep hearing the American people  just want the parties to work together and make government function again. A Allstate/National Journal/Heartland Monitor poll finds that surprisingly few Americans who identify with either party think unified government under their own party would make their lives better. Instead, a majority of Americans thinks they would benefit more from “Democrats and Republicans compromising more to solve...

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American Education in Crisis by Kelly D. Price
Mar23

American Education in Crisis by Kelly D. Price

Opinions about the ills of American  education are almost as diverse as the causes of juvenile delinquency. The consequences of this diversity are important, as I’ll discuss in this article. The field of criticism is simply vast; much of it is repetitive. My aim here is to highlight some prominent themes as a foundation for an informed discussion for  concerned citizens. It pays to think critically about the mountain of research and...

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The Working Poor: Invisible in America by David K. Shipler
Mar23

The Working Poor: Invisible in America by David K. Shipler

“Nobody who works hard should be poor in America,” writes Pulitzer Prize winner David Shipler. Clear-headed, rigorous, and compassionate, he journeys deeply into the lives of individual store clerks and factory workers, farm laborers and sweat-shop seamstresses, illegal immigrants in menial jobs and Americans saddled with immense student loans and paltry wages. They are known as the working poor.  They perform labor essential to...

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How Black Middle-Class Kids Become Poor Adults by Gillian B. White
Mar22

How Black Middle-Class Kids Become Poor Adults by Gillian B. White

When it comes to financial stability, black Americans are often in much more precarious financial situations than white Americans. Their unemployment rate is higher, and so is the level of poverty within the black community. In 2013, the poverty rate among white Americans was 9.6 percent, among black Americans it was 27.2 percent. And the gap between the wealth of white families and black families has widened to its highest levels...

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Reading for Their Life by Alfred Tatum
Mar17

Reading for Their Life by Alfred Tatum

Reading for Their Life by Alfred Tatum (Re)Building the Textual Lineages of African American Adolescent Males “Because African American adolescent males and face their own challenges, they must identify texts that mark their times and their lives. If we create opportunities for this to happen, they will not only begin to trust the texts, they will begin to trust us, too. Then maybe, we’ll hear one of them say, Education is on...

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