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from recent issues
LBO goes to school: the education package
How we could do better Yes, poverty has a lot to do with poor educational performance, but that’s a long way from the whole story. We’re just not “resilient.”
In and out of school How the U.S. stacks up internationally on education spending, enrollment, attainment (hint: not so well)
Beastly numbers How do you explain educational outcomes? Poverty, mostly.
Charter to nowhere Do charter schools work, and if so, for whom?
What a damn mess Just how bad does this economy suck? Real bad.
2009: income down, poverty up, more uninsured income & poverty in the U.S. [note: 2010 numbers in the latest issue, for subscribers only].
Old world, new crisis The EU melodrama
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