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Colleges spend the least on students who need the most help. HARTFORD, Conn. – Angel Pérez was raised in the projects of the South Bronx and went to one of the worst-performing high schools in New York City. He aspired to attend a top university, but his grades and SAT scores were unimpressive. Skidmore, a
On Wednesday, Florida Chamber of Commerce CEO Mark Wilson delivered a somewhat unexpected message to a room of 75 businesses leaders and government officials. “I’m positive that when some of you got the invite for today you asked, ‘What’s the chamber doing looking at poverty?’” he said. Wilson took attendees through a presentation showing how
Our country has taken considerable strides toward racial equality in recent decades, but one area where we still fall well short — where a child’s race still plays a role in determining the opportunities he or she has to succeed — is our nation’s education system. Despite some signs of improvement over the past quarter
The latest report from the Schott Foundation for Public Education shows that 40 percent of African American males drop out of high school. If education is an escalator to lift people from poverty, young African American males are languishing at the bottom level. Only about 60 percent of them will earn high school diplomas, and
Justice Antonin Gregory Scalia is a pretty terrible person. He is such an unfortunately small-minded man that it shocks the system that he has been able to rise and become one of the nine most important people in the United States’s judicial system. Today, the Supreme Court heard the oral arguments for what is being