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The True Experts on Poverty

Congressman Paul Ryan recently said that Republicans “don’t have a full-fledged” plan to fight poverty “because we need to do more listening to people who are in the trenches fighting poverty.” He had the perfect opportunity to do just that at a recent House Budget...

Congress Turns Its Back on Rural America

Congress Turns Its Back on Rural America (via Moyers & Company) For fifteen years in Neodesha, Kansas (population 2,486) there were only two options for early childhood education services in town: a program for at-risk 4-year-olds operated by the school district,...

Sequester Watch: Denying a Head Start in Washington State

Denying a Head Start in Washington State (via Moyers & Company) To get a sense of just how foolish and shortsighted the $85 billion across-the-board sequester cuts are you don’t have to look any further than Head Start. The federal government’s only pre-K...

Losing Hope in Detroit

Losing Hope in Detroit (via Moyers & Company) Jobs. They are supposedly the foremost concern of every Democrat and every Republican, and they are certainly the greatest concern for the 20 percent of American workers who are unemployed or underemployed, and the...

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