The Decade of Lost Children – NYTimes.com
“One of the greatest casualties of the great recession may well be a decade of lost children.”
2009-2009 witnessed the biggest single-year increase of children “falling”/being pushed into poverty ever recorded.
The argument that we can educate increasing numbers of poor children out of poverty while cutting education budgets would seem very very hard to defend.
Planning Summer Breaks With Eye on College Essays – NYTimes.com
“A dizzying array of summer programs have cropped up to feed the growing anxiety that summer must be used constructively. Students can study health care in Rwanda, veterinary medicine in the Caribbean or cell cloning at Brown University, or learn about Sikkim, India’s only Buddhist state.”
High school students who can, buying summer experiences that they believe will boost their competitiveness in college admissions.