Posts Tagged ‘Pittsburgh’

Jan
2014
23

You Winz Some, You Yinz Some: Pittsburgh Gives TFA, Corporate Education Agenda the Boot

You Winz Some, You Yinz Some: Pittsburgh Gives TFA, Corporate Education Agenda the Boot
  The Pittsburgh Board of Education has voted in favor of rejecting a three-year, $750,000 contract with Teach for America (TFA), effectively giving the pro-corporate education group the boot from the city. ¬† TFA’s business model relies on signing recent college graduates to two-year contracts and sending them to underserved school...
Jun
2013
21

Poverty, Once Relegated to Cities, Now Plaguing Suburban U.S.

Poverty, Once Relegated to Cities, Now Plaguing Suburban U.S.
  In post-World War II America, the sprawling suburbs made possible by full employment, good wages, and an abundance of automobiles were a symbol of prosperity. Large supermarkets, shopping malls and public parks were a sign of American success that few foresaw fading. But now, as the economy struggles to return to pre-recession standards,...
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