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We still must get the every student succeeds act right

In late March, President Trump signed a resolution to invalidate a regulation designed to help implement the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). This move will create tremendous confusion among states that are currently in the middle of putting the new law in place in time for the 2017-2018 school year. 749 more words

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Original sin?

No one ever accused American conservatives of being particularly original. They started with a story about the failure of government programs and they stick with it, against all evidence. 569 more words

Shameless Self-Promotion

Back in 1969 I worked  in a legal services office in the Imperial Valley  on the California-Mexican Border.   Most of our clients were Mexican-Americans who had the usual poor people legal problems–rent arrears,  welfare, and  consumer debt. 836 more words

John Denvir

"The Roots of Poverty"

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This April 15, 2013, piece found on the Huffington Post website written by Bruce Hartford, a member of the Civil Rights Movement Veterans, talks about a perspective on what the real causes of poverty may be while taking a look beneath the surface of the issue.

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Welfare

The War on Poverty has been an unmitigated failure!

Given the evidence, what other conclusion can one draw? Unless . . . unless the objective of the War on Poverty was NOT to decrease the percent of people living below the poverty level. 466 more words

War On Poverty

For Richer or Poorer: What Works to Reduce Poverty in America?

By Annie Davis (Public Interest Policy Scholar, APA)

How can we improve the economic wellbeing of American families? This was one of the issues that dominated the 2016 election cycle, with each candidate proposing a different way forward. 860 more words

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