Posts tagged: poverty

“Tax” is not a four-letter word

Our 32-year allergy to taxes has brought us to this: in 2007, before the economic collapse 37.3 million people lived in poverty, 12.5 percent of our population. If societies are judged by their treatment of the most vulnerable – children, women, the elderly, the mentally or physically disabled – perhaps we’re not that civilized after … Continue reading “Tax” is not a four-letter word

The education problem is not what you think, neither is the solution

Thirty years of fiddling, and ain’t-it-awfuling, haven’t made a dent in the tragedy of  our children being cheated out of an adequate education. No child left behind’s focus on test scores has left learning behind. When the dismal scores pile up, we typically go after the teachers and the schools, the obvious culprits, right? Central … Continue reading The education problem is not what you think, neither is the solution