Category: Politics

2000 Verses 6

2000 Verses

There’s a movement afoot (how often do you get to use that word?) whose leaders like to repeat a particular statistic over and over.  I’ll pause and let you try to figure it out, as you list everyone who fits this description in your head.  Okay. Here’s a smattering of...

Newark’s Mayor on Suburban Racism 0

Newark’s Mayor on Suburban Racism

I’m reading a long article in the NYT Magazine, so long that I may not finish it tonight – and I came across this from Cory Booker, the Mayor of Newark: When I met last month with Cory Booker, the mayor of Newark who at 39 is already something of...

Pay for Play 2

Pay for Play

I care a lot about education, and I haven’t written about it nearly enough. The other night I heard some talk on the radio by a host out of Atlanta about Fulton County’s new “Learn & Earn” program. Here’s the gist from the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Students will make approximately $8...