Category Archives: News Coverage of Poverty

Pulitzer-Prize Article on Heroin Addiction in Cincinnati

Here. Worth reading. Not strictly poverty law but related enough and well done.

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Op-Ed: Poverty is moving to the suburbs. The war on poverty hasn’t followed.

Op-Ed: Aaron Wiener, Poverty is moving to the suburbs. The war on poverty hasn’t followed, Wash. Post, Apr. 5, 2018.

Trump signs Executive Order Reducing Poverty in America by Promoting Opportunity and Economic Mobility

The executive order is here. A Vox story presenting its main features is here. In happier and somewhat related news, Paul Ryan announced today that he is not seeking reelection.

Hopefully I will find a placement for the response op-ed I wrote today (though at 1,500 words, it is a bit long for a standard op-ed). . . .

News Coverage: When Bail Feels Less Like Freedom, More Like Extortion

News Coverage: Jessica Silver-Greenberg & Shaila Dewan, When Bail Feels Less Like Freedom, More Like Extortion, N.Y. Times, March 31, 2018.

Interactive Tool: Income Mobility Charts for Girls, Asian-Americans and Other Groups. Or Make Your Own.

Interactive Tool: Emily Badger et al, Income Mobility Charts for Girls, Asian-Americans and Other Groups. Or Make Your Own., N.Y. Times, Mar. 27, 2018 [a follow up from the earlier article that focused on black male economic mobility that is equally strong in terms of insights and graphics].

News Coverage: “He attends elite UC Berkeley but lives in a trailer with no heat or sewer hookups. Soon, he’ll be scrambling to find new shelter”

News Coverage: Teresa Watanabe, He attends elite UC Berkeley but lives in a trailer with no heat or sewer hookups. Soon, he’ll be scrambling to find new shelter, LA Times, Mar. 12, 2018. [Complete with good photos.]

News Coverage: “Extensive Data Shows Punishing Reach of Racism for Black Boys”

News Coverage: Emily Badger et al., Extensive Data Shows Punishing Reach of Racism for Black Boys, N.Y. Times, Mar. 19, 2018. [Note this is a very well done article with amazing graphics. Worth checking out and sharing with students.]

News Coverage: “A ‘Bright Light,’ Dimmed in the Shadows of Homelessness”

News Coverage: Benjamin Weiser, A ‘Bright Light,’ Dimmed in the Shadows of Homelessness, N.Y. Times, Mar. 3, 2018. [A long, feature length, moving story about the life path of a college grad turned homeless woman in NYC.]

Infographic type story on SROs

Here. [Potentially good for class assignments.]

News Coverage: Oregonian Series on “Reading, Writing, Evicted”

The Oregonian is doing a strong series on “Reading, Writing, Evicted” that includes stories, an interactive map of school displacement, and videos about how evictions displace kids from schools.