While black children represent 18 percent of preschool enrollment, they accounted for 48 percent of students receiving one or more suspensions during the 2011-12 school year.
Big chain restaurants pay poverty wages, hurt local economies and pollute our climate. The average American meal travels 1,500 miles from farm to plate.
Some right-wingers have decided to just deny the existence of poverty and hardship in America. But having a refrigerator and a microwave doesn’t mean you’re doing fine.
Poorer households in the US saw their income drop from a median of $26,373 in 1999 to $23,811 in 2014, according to a new analysis by the Pew Research Center.
New evidence suggests a big part of the unequal education outcomes that we see between richer and poorer students is related to what happens in the schools, not in students’ homes.
Setting global goals can be crucial to galvanizing action. But an agenda centered on 17 Sustainable Development Goals runs the danger of being too general. A more targeted approach would have a better chance of success.