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Poverty

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Top Poverty Articles

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  • In suburbia, a growing education in poverty

    From its distinguished alumni — CEOs, well-known authors, professional actors — to its enviable test scores and championship sports teams, the Parkland School District glows with an aura of affluence and privilege. But amid its McMansions,...
  • Robert B. Reich: The three biggest right-wing lies about poverty

    Rather than confront poverty by extending jobless benefits to the long-term unemployed, endorsing a higher minimum wage or supporting jobs programs, conservative Republicans are taking a different tack. They're peddling three big lies about poverty. To...
  • Colleges Must Help Close Graduation Gap

    This month, thousands of students across Connecticut will celebrate a major accomplishment — graduating from high school. Many will head to college in the fall. For some minority and low-income students, for whom the odds are often stacked against...
  • The right wing's big three lies about poverty [Commentary]

    The right wing's big three lies about poverty [Commentary]
    Rather than confront poverty by extending jobless benefits to the long-term unemployed, endorsing a higher minimum wage or supporting jobs programs, conservative Republicans are taking a different tack. They're peddling three big lies about poverty....
  • Appeals court panel ends L.A. ban on homeless living in vehicles

    Appeals court panel ends L.A. ban on homeless living in vehicles
    For the second time in two years, a federal appeals court has struck down a key enforcement tool in Los Angeles' efforts to deal with burgeoning homelessness, declaring a ban on living in vehicles an invitation to discriminate against the poor. A three-...
  • Two Arundel candidates labeled as 'extremist' by Southern Poverty Law Center

    Two Arundel candidates labeled as 'extremist' by Southern Poverty Law Center
    Michael Anthony Peroutka and David Whitney, who are vying for the same seat on the Anne Arundel County Council, are members of the League of the South, an organization whose stated goal is the secession of Southern states. Peroutka also believes...
  • A Hopkins sociologist busts an American belief

    A Hopkins sociologist busts an American belief
    Thirty-five years ago, when the number of homeless people in Baltimore was noticeably on the rise, several reasons were given: mental illness and deinstitutionalization, the city's relatively high unemployment rate, drug addiction, family dysfunction...
  • Read to babies every day, pediatricians now say

    Read to babies every day, pediatricians now say
    Any experienced parent will tell you: You really can't expect your kids to start reading until long after they start talking. If your daughter or son can make out words at 4, jump for joy. And this parent, like many others, learned the hard way that it'...
  • Pediatricians' Rx for parents: Read to your kids every single day

    Books are like medicine, and pediatricians should prescribe their daily use to build up the brains of their youngest patients, according to a new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Parents should read aloud to their infants...
  • Poverty and the decline of the two-parent household [Letter]

    Dan Rodricks wrote movingly of a Johns Hopkins study of poverty that found if you are born poor in Baltimore, the chances are you will remain poor ("A Hopkins sociologist busts an American myth," June 17). Yet the Hopkins study apparently says nothing...
  • Becoming a Supreme Court justice was a shock, Sotomayor says

    Moving to Washington and becoming a Supreme Court justice five years ago was shocking, “like somebody throwing cold water on me,” says Justice Sonia Sotomayor. The transition from being a little known appeals court judge in her hometown of...