Posts Tagged child poverty

When will a child’s zipcode become irrelevant?

When will a child's zipcode become irrelevant?

We here at AOC know that zipcode is (unfortunately) a huge indicator as to the quality of life and education for children and families in the US. This week we heard a segment on NPR about a recent study about how where kids grow up affect their

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Seperate and Unequal: Why Poor Districts Need More Funding

Seperate and Unequal: Why Poor Districts Need More Funding

Do rich districts in your state get more money per pupil than poor ones? A recent article in the Washington Post says in 23 states the answer to that question is Yes. In 23 states, per pupil local and state education spending is higher in rich school

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The Loneliness of Poverty

The Loneliness of Poverty

One of the many ways I was privileged in childhood (though, I didn’t know it then) was with a richness of role models who supported and, later, challenged me. There was Mrs. McFeely who monitored our elementary playground every school day for years and had a silver

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