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Latest SAT Scores Raise New Alarms Over 'Test-and-Punish' Education
New statistics show that average SAT scores countrywide have dropped to their lowest level since the college admissions exam was redesigned in 2005, continuing a 10-year trend that education advocates say illustrates the failures of test-driven schooling. According to the College Board, which...
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How to Feel Good about Poverty
Hope sells. Not quite as well as sex, but certainly better than despair. Politicians know this, marketers know this, and the politicians and marketers in the organizations concerned with global poverty know this. There is a line, though, that separates real, meaningful hope from marketing and spin...
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When Unions and Civil Rights Activists Worked Together
Rick Smith hosts a daily radio talk show based in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, which bills itself as the place “where working people come to talk.” Smith makes it his business to know the pulse of the labor movement. But he admits to one area where his knowledge was uncomfortably thin: the ties between...
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Labor Day 2028
In 1928, famed British economist John Maynard Keynes predicted that technology would advance so far in a hundred years -- by 2028 -- that it will replace all work, and no one will need to worry about making money. "For the first time since his creation man will be faced with his real, his permanent...
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Where's the Missing Part, Naomi Klein? Ask Pope Francis and Mohammed Mesbahi
Climate change is an historic opportunity to not only heal the environment, but also to roll back the tide of injustice and ever-widening inequality that is an integral feature of our current economic system. It represents our greatest hope of solving multiple, overlapping crises at the same time;...
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'Gulf South Rising': Ten Years After Katrina, Demands for Deep Justice March On
Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans is neither fully healed nor truly at ease with the legacy of the storm that for many people in the United States became the first undeniable example of the critical intersection between climate change, economic inequality, and racial injustice on a...
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Lo, the Poor Enlightened Billionaire!
Among the hundreds of billionaires and megabillionaires in the U.S., there are more than several enlightened persons upset by the problems our society faces who could make serious improvements possible. The next step is breaking down a roadblock of sorts. A prominent, very rich businessman summed...
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Hurricane Katrina and Bernie Sanders: From Neoliberal Disaster to 'Political Revolution'
The 10th anniversary of the devastation of New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina has been an occasion for reflection on that horrific event and the state of the city’s recovery. Much of that commemoration, especially locally, has centered on the theme of resilience . This is...
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Outrage Follows Death of Young Black Man, Jailed for Stealing $5 of Snacks
Heartbreak swelled on Friday afternoon after the news broke that a mentally ill black man from Virginia died in a jail cell on August 19 after spending four months behind bars for allegedly stealing a bottle of Mountain Dew, a Snickers bar, and a Zebra Cake worth a total of $5 from a 7-Eleven...
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New Orleans: Recovery or Removal?
Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, a new documentary from The Laura Flanders Show and teleSUR English explores the race, class and gender outlines of the reconstruction of New Orleans. At least seventy-one billion dollars in federal money has been spent. But has every opportunity been seized to...
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