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Poverty

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  • California schools fear losing millions for low-income students

    Major California school districts fear they will be shortchanged millions of dollars in funding for their low-income students under new state rules requiring them to verify family incomes every year. Officials in Los Angeles, San Diego, Fresno and...
  • Debunking the anti-Obamacare camp's attack on Medicaid

    Debunking the anti-Obamacare camp's attack on Medicaid
    As the federal insurance website healthcare.gov puts its birth pangs behind it, critics of the Affordable Care Act may well need another attack point. One is already emerging: It's an assault on Medicaid, the federal-state health program that's a linchpin...
  • Spend money on the students it's meant to help

    Spend money on the students it's meant to help
    This year, Gov. Jerry Brown pushed through a new formula for funding public schools, a simpler and fairer approach designed to drive more money to students disadvantaged by poverty or a lack of English fluency. The change is expected to help the state's...
  • Ad campaign (lip) glosses over 'Hunger Games' message

    Ad campaign (lip) glosses over 'Hunger Games' message
    Last spring, CoverGirl announced a makeup line called the Capitol Collection, a marketing tie-in with the "Hunger Games" film franchise, based on the novels by Suzanne Collins. The makeup is supposed to draw its users closer to the world of Panem, where...
  • Honduras elections: A chance to get it right this time

    Honduras elections: A chance to get it right this time
    In June 2009, democracy, human rights and the rule of law were shattered in Honduras. Democratically elected President Manuel Zelaya was flown out of the country at gunpoint, and, in the days and months that followed, pro-democracy demonstrations were...
  • The fixes Obamacare really does need

    The fixes Obamacare really does need
    You may have heard, unless you've been living under a rock, that the Affordable Care Act isn't perfect. Programs that aim to restructure one-sixth of the U.S. economy rarely are at the outset, and that's even more true when their introduction is...
  • Wal-Mart sets up Thanksgiving food drive -- for its own employees

    Wal-Mart sets up Thanksgiving food drive -- for its own employees
    A Wal-Mart in Ohio has placed bins in its store for a food drive. But the drive isn't meant to benefit just anyone. It's to ask employees to donate food to coworkers who can't afford to have Thanksgiving. The sign on the bins read "Please donate food...
  • L.A. school board's us-versus-them dynamic doesn't help students

    L.A. school board's us-versus-them dynamic doesn't help students
    If you plan to attend the Los Angeles school board meeting today, you might want to pack a lunch. And a dinner. And maybe even a pillow. If the last two meetings are any measure, we're heading back to the bad old days of L.A. Unified, when battling...
  • Some L.A. Unified schools to see cut in anti-poverty funds

    Some L.A. Unified schools to see cut in anti-poverty funds
    More than two dozen local schools face reduced funding next year as the Los Angeles school district funnels more federal money to campuses with a higher percentage of low-income students. The tighter budgets affect 28 schools next year, including the...
  • Schools fail to win restoration of anti-poverty funds

    Schools fail to win restoration of anti-poverty funds
    More than two dozen local schools face reduced funding next year as the Los Angeles school district concentrates dollars at campuses with a higher percentage of low-income students. The tighter budgets affect 28 schools next year, including the...
  • Why scarcity leads to bad decisions

    Why scarcity leads to bad decisions
    Poor people are disproportionately likely to make bad decisions, such as taking out loans they cannot repay, eating unhealthfully and dropping out of class. It is sometimes said that such people are authors of their own misfortune. Sendhil Mullainathan,...