Category Archives: News Coverage of Poverty

News Article: Judge, Citing Inequality, Orders Connecticut to Overhaul Its School System

News Article: Elizabeth A. Harris, “Judge, Citing Inequality, Orders Connecticut to Overhaul Its School System,” New York Times, Sept. 7, 2016.

News Article: “The Failure to Talk Frankly About Poverty”

News Article: New York Times Editorial Board, “The Failure to Talk Frankly About Poverty,” New York Times, Sept. 13, 2016.

News Coverage: “More Americans Are Dying in Poverty”

News Coverage: Amrith Ramkumar, More Americans Are Dying in Poverty, Bloomberg, Aug. 1, 2016.

News Coverage: “Court Costs Entrap Nonwhite, Poor Juvenile Offenders”

News Coverage: Erik Eckholm, Court Costs Entrap Nonwhite, Poor Juvenile Offenders, New York Times, Aug. 31, 2016.

News Coverage: “Judges Across The Country Are Shaking Down Poor People”

News Coverage: Bryce Covert, Judges Across The Country Are Shaking Down Poor People, Think Progress, Aug. 24, 2016 [extended article on court fees].

News Coverage: “Most Welfare Dollars Don’t Go Directly To Poor People Anymore”

News Coverage: Andrew Flowers, Most Welfare Dollars Don’t Go Directly To Poor People Anymore, FiveThirtyEight, Aug. 25, 2016 [with tables/charts].

News Coverage: “Affluent and Black, and Still Trapped by Segregation”

News Coverage: John Eligon & Robert Gebeloff, Affluent and Black, and Still Trapped by Segregation, N.Y. Times, Aug. 20, 2016.

 

New Podcast (with linked website): “The Uncertain Hour”

New Podcast (with linked website): NPR Marketplace, “The Uncertain Hour” — Series about Welfare Reform at 20 with many episodes.  [Could be great for those teaching poverty law and worth checking out.]

-Thanks to Cynthia Nance for the heads up!

News Coverage: “Rent-to-Own Homes: A Win-Win for Landlords, a Risk for Struggling Tenants”

News Coverage: Alexandra Stevenson & Matthew Goldstein, Rent-to-Own Homes: A Win-Win for Landlords, a Risk for Struggling Tenants, N.Y. Times, Aug. 21, 2016.

 

News Coverage: “As the nation’s capital booms, poor tenants face eviction over as little as $25”

News Coverage:  Terrence McCoy, As the nation’s capital booms, poor tenants face eviction over as little as $25, Wash. Post, Aug. 8, 2016.