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The American Middle Class Is No Longer the World’s Richest

Today's report in the The York Times, The American Middle Class Is No Longer the World’s Richest, only confirms what many have been feeling for an increasingly long time. While our economic growth remains competitive with other nations, “trickle-down”, if that is what we are to call laissez-faire approaches to income inequality and social and educational [...]

Giving Up on 4-Year Olds: A Societal Indictment

The New York Times published an editorial today, detailing a new report released by the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, examining the disciplinary practices of our country’s 97,000 public schools. Giving up on 4-Year Olds is the ultimate indictment of a so-called civilized society. In truth, critical analysis of public policy suggests we are already giving up [...]

Income Gap, Meet the Longevity Gap (and What about Empathy?)

Where income is higher, life spans are longer. As incomes have diverged between this country’s richest and poorest counties, so have the life expectancies of their residents. Annie Lowry in the New York Times has authored "Income Gap, Meet the Longevity Gap,” in which she details stark differences in lifespan in otherwise matched locales, differentiated [...]

Dialogue about Children and Poverty Requires Translation into Discussion of Empathy

Mark Kennedy Shriver, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at Save the Children, published a letter in the New York Times of December 18th, 2013, inviting readers to a dialogue about children and poverty. Mr. Shriver's personal frustration was apparent in his excellent article, decrying the potential dismantling of federal programs supporting early childhood development. I [...]

By | December 18th, 2013|Early childhood development, Empathy Inequality|0 Comments