Tag Archives: Poverty

85 Wealthiest Have As Much as The Poorest 3.5 Billion

This is soooooo wrong that I don’t know where to begin.  Yes, there have always been outrageously wealthy people and unbelievable poor.  That doesn’t make it right.  It’s wrong.  How can so many hoard so much money while so many … Continue reading

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Climate Change

Quote today from Secretary of State John Kerry: “When I think about the array of global climate, of the global threats, think about this: terrorism, epidemics, poverty, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction,” Kerry said in a speech to … Continue reading

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The Rich get richer . . .

Oxfam: World’s Richest 1 Percent Control Half Of Global Wealth by SCOTT NEUMAN January 20, 2014 3:04 PM Local villagers scavenging coal illegally from an open-cast mine in a village near Jharia, India, in 2012. Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images Just 1 percent of … Continue reading

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The Rich get richer . . .

Oxfam: World’s Richest 1 Percent Control Half Of Global Wealth by SCOTT NEUMAN January 20, 2014 3:04 PM Local villagers scavenging coal illegally from an open-cast mine in a village near Jharia, India, in 2012. Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images Just 1 percent of … Continue reading

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Almost no poor?

Almost No Poor Nations By 2035? That’s What Bill Gates Says by MARK MEMMOTT January 22, 2014 8:30 AM Bill Gates at an event held by his foundation in Berlin last November. Maurizio Gambarini /EPA/Landov It is a myth that “poor countries are … Continue reading

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Charter Schools/Philadelphia

Charter Schools In Philadelphia: Educating Without A Blueprint by ERIC WESTERVELT November 22, 2013 2:58 AM Shayna Terrell is the outreach coordinator at Simon Gratz Mastery Charter School in Philadelphia. Matt Stanley for NPR This is final story in a three-part report … Continue reading

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Poverty in Philly Schools

Unrelenting Poverty Leads To ‘Desperation’ In Philly Schools by ERIC WESTERVELT November 21, 2013 5:15 PM Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett, a Republican, cut more than $1 billion from the state’s K-12 budget, which hit the state-controlled Philadelphia district hardest. Matt Slocum/AP This … Continue reading

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