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Poverty

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  • Ryan's safety net [Editorial]

    Ryan's safety net  [Editorial]
    It didn't take Democrats much time to denounce Rep. Paul Ryan's latest plan for addressing poverty in this country. The main feature of the Republican's proposed "Opportunity Grant" would be to roll a lot of social welfare programs together and leave it...
  • Why `compassionate conservatism' is still dead

    Compassionate conservatism is back. That's how Peter Beinart, a contributing editor at the Atlantic, reads a number of recent developments in Republican politics, the most recent being Representative Paul Ryan's announcement of new anti-poverty proposals....
  • Why the poor have to use the 'poor door'

    Why the poor have to use the 'poor door'
    Everybody's mad about the "poor door." This is the name critics have bestowed upon the separate entrance for the affordable-housing units at a planned new luxury building on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Those who pay market rates would have access to...
  • A look at Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's economic claims

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. On May 29, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback passionately defended his economic policies in a speech to conservatives at the Heritage Foundation think tank in Washington. "Day one, when I entered office, I was handed a projection that if we...
  • Charity Begins At Home

    Columnist Collin McEnroe makes a thoughtful argument in "Will We Answer God's Postcard?" [July 20] regarding this country's moral duty toward the thousands of children illegally crossing the U.S. southern border. His argument becomes even more...
  • Kids count; so do parents [Editorial]

    Kids count; so do parents  [Editorial]
    The Baltimore-based Annie E. Casey Foundation is out with its 25th Kids Count data book, measuring the wellbeing of children nationwide across a variety of health, economic, educational and community measures. In some ways, kids are much better off than...
  • Improved parenting may fortify low-income kids against poverty effects

    For children growing up in poverty, the seeds of poor health in adulthood appear to be sown early. But a nurturing parent may be able to foster a child's resilience to such conditions as allergies, diabetes, heart disease and some cancers, says a new...
  • Experts push early education for poor kids -- pre-K may be too late

    Experts push early education for poor kids -- pre-K may be too late
    For Florida's 1 million children growing up in poverty, kindergarten — and even pre-K — is too late to start giving them the help many will need to grow into capable, productive adults. That's the warning of a growing statewide effort to...
  • Doctoral programs prepare teachers for leadership roles

    Doctoral programs prepare teachers for leadership roles
    Shawn L. Jackson has been a principal at Chicago Public School's Spencer Technology Academy for five years. He has some definite ideas about what makes a good school administrator. "Pursue this career for the right reason — and that is to be an...
  • Chicago: A town that won't let you down?

    Frank Sinatra's song about Chicago, "My Kind of Town," "a the town that won't let you down," seems dated in light of last weekend's shooting spree that left 16 dead and dozens wounded in 53 separate incidents. According to the Chicago Tribune, "The...
  • RedBlueAmerica: Are Republicans cold-hearted toward the poor?

    The image of the heartless, Scrooge-like Republican is a staple of the liberal imagination, but does it have any bearing in reality? Recent poll results from the Pew Research Center raise the question anew: They show that 86 percent of self-described...