What We’re Reading

October 2, 2015
Every week, GC picks out a selection of articles that are relevant to our work and to the civics education space as a whole. We at GC love to expand our learning in every aspect of what we do, and we hope you enjoy our selections!

 

Arne Duncan’s Wars, Politico: A long, but important, article on Secretary of Education Arne Duncan- his passion for the issue, and how controversial his efforts have become.

 

Education Gap Between Rich and Poor is Growing Wider, New York Times: We often think of the education crisis as divided along racial lines. How much does class have to do with outcomes? Why is the gap getting wider despite all the efforts being pushed to eradicate it.

 

You Can’t Fight Poverty with a Concert, The Nation: Global Citizen had a celebrity-packed concert in Central Park to fight poverty. But can you actually fight something like poverty without explicitly getting political?.

 

Toward a New Gospel of Wealth, The Ford Foundation: A fascinating and important read by Ford President Darren Walker on the Ford Foundation’s new approach to philanthropy. What does it mean for the most privileged to be trying to solve the problems of the least privileged?

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