Mike Rose’s Blog: Saving the Poor With Science
Mike Rose gently takes on the current discourse about “character education” and other individualistic fixes to poverty, inequality, and the unequal access to quality education.
“Given a political climate that is antagonistic toward the welfare state and has further shredded our already compromised safety net, psychosocial intervention may be the only viable political response to poverty available. But can you imagine the outcry if, let’s say, an old toxic dump was discovered near Scarsdale or Beverly Hills and the National Institute of Health undertook a program to teach kids strategies to lessen the effects of the toxins but didn’t do anything to address the toxic dump itself? “