Category: Child Poverty (6)

The Crisis in Higher Education: Liz Willen

August 23, 2019

“We have a college completion crisis and access crisis in this country.”

Liz Willen is the Editor in Chief of the Hechinger Report, an independent, nonprofit, and award-winning newsroom that covers inequality and innovation in education. We discuss who is attending and completing college, who is not, and why higher education must be more widely accessible to all Americans.

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Kathryn Edin

April 5, 2019

“We eviscerated the safety net for the truly, categorically needy.”

Kathryn Edin is one of the nation’s leading poverty researchers, who works in the domains of welfare and low-wage work, family, and life, through direct, in-depth observations of the lives of low-income populations. We discuss the evisceration of welfare, the rise of destitution, and the absolute necessity of cash in an advanced capitalist society.

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Maria Foscarinis

March 8, 2019

“Without housing, nothing else is truly possible.”

Maria Foscarinis is the founder and executive director of the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty, and has advocated for solutions to homelessness at the national level since 1985. We discuss why housing is a human right, how criminalization of the homeless is both perverse and ineffective, and examine the leading reasons behind the affordable housing crisis.

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