Livia Gershon

Livia Gershon

Livia Gershon is a freelance writer. She contributes regularly to JSTOR Daily and VICE, and has been featured in Pacific Standard, The Guardian, and Salon. Follow on Twitter: @LiviaGershon

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Thursday, June 01, 2017
Why It Matters That Poor Kids Don’t Have Time to Play
Last year, Allyn taught a second grade class in a high-poverty school in Saint Petersburg, Florida. The school had been in the papers for poor test results, and it was pushing to change by adding extra time for reading instruction. “We were very strictly monitored how each minute of our day was...
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Friday, March 03, 2017
How "Family Values" Conservatives Are Hurting Families
To Lorena Barrientos, the idea that politicians would reduce women’s access to contraception is baffling. “Do they understand if they cut that off that lots more people are going to be pregnant?” she said. Barrientos, a 28-year-old woman who I met near her home in New Hampshire, had serious...
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Thursday, January 05, 2017
Conservatives Want to Cut Medicaid. If They Were Serious About Creating Jobs, They’d Expand It.
Sepia Coleman says she’s crazy about her job. “I love people,” she said. “It’s like a gift, a passion.” Coleman is a home care aide in Tennessee, helping older and disabled people with daily tasks like bathing and cooking in their own homes. Over the 20 years she’s been on the job, she’s learned...
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