Tag Archives: poverty

Poverty or Possibilities for Urban Schools?

It’s impossible to lead urban schools, according to popular Rochester publisher Mary Anna Towler. In her October 28th editorial Towler wrote: “The problem is that the public and community leaders expect the impossible from the school district.” Do you agree? Few dispute that Rochester’s child-poverty rates near bottom in the… Read more »

10 Marks of Mental Poverty on Blog Action Day

On first glance, mental poverty appears less destructive than physical forms of poverty. Look again though,  at  toxic wastelands in the human mind at work, and you’ll often spot poverty’s deadly marks. While it’s true that all forms of deficiency leave people emaciated, it’s also true that mental poverty sneaks… Read more »