Books On Interest: Education and Poverty

The Teacher Wars: A History Of America’s Most Embattled Profession by Dana Goldstein

The author uses history to point out to us how teachers have been, not only now, but over the past two centuries, an embattled profession and approaches such as merit raises, getting rid of veteran teachers, and charter schools have all been used in the past with little or no success.

I have included a video with the author discussing the book:

$2.00 A Day:Living On Almost Nothing In America by Kathryn J. Edin and H. Luke Shaefer

Did you know that there are over 1.5 million American families and over 3 million children that exist on $2.00 per day? I will be honest, I had no clue! The authors show us an America that shows us families in survival mode and that have to come up with creative ways to make money in order to make a below poverty wage. This goes along with what has become a major topic in our country about inequality.

 

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