Sandy Hook Elementary

9 January 2013

I think we often see the best of humanity in the face of the worst. Even within the terror and brutality of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, we find the sadly beautiful heroism such as that of Teacher Victoria Soto and Teacher’s Assistant Anne Marie Murphy who each died using their own bodies to […]

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Recent research in the UK has shown that women’s low pay has huge implications on child poverty. I think we can apply those findings to most countries. Throughout the world, women both tend to have most of the child raising responsibilities and tend to receive lower pay. For example, many single mothers work hard at […]

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On this blog, I often stress the importance of using education in efforts to alleviate poverty. Education puts people on a healthy path, giving them self-esteem and self-respect. Quality education gives people the skills and credentials to support themselves and their families. Today, I want to point out that we need to make sure children […]

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I just read a very interesting article by Howard Husock about Charles Loring Brace’s work to help poor children in New York City. I had not heard much about Charles Loring Brace beforehand, but the article explains his life and the work he did in the 19th Century. Most notably, Brace helped alleviate child poverty […]

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I just read an informative letter to the editor from a newspaper in Michigan, where about 1 in 5 children live in poverty. In the letter, Jack Kresnak points out that the cure for poverty starts with children. I especially like that he emphasized how much of the first 5 years of a children’s lives […]

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I just read a great op-ed by Paul Krugman about the ways that living in poverty hinders the development of children. He reported that the American Association for the Advancement of Science found that “many children growing up in very poor families with low social status experience unhealthy levels of stress hormones, which impair their […]

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