Category Archives: social inequality

Trauma: How We’ve Created a Nation Addicted to Shopping, Work, Drugs and Sex

Excellent interview on education, addiction, ADHD, and child rearing. Link to full interview: http://www.alternet.org/world/149325/trauma%3A_how_we%27ve_created_a_nation_addicted_to_shopping%2C_work%2C_drugs_and_sex/?page=entire AMY GOODMAN: Dr. Maté, there’s a whole debate about education in the United States right now. How does this fit in? DR. GABOR MATÉ: Well, you … Continue reading

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Proficiency of Black Students Is Found to Be Far Lower Than Expected

Bill Cosby took a lot of heat for similar statements about the reasons many black students underachieve.  The sociological reasons, uncomfortable as they may be to acknowledge, must be part of the dialogue if we are ever going to improve the … Continue reading

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Is your daughter a self-loathing ‘body bully’?

What are we doing to our daughters? When is all this consumerism and the hypnosis of social conditioning going to end? Is your daughter a self-loathing ‘body bully’? ‘Good Girls Don’t Get Fat’ spells out how to help girls break … Continue reading

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Homework Helpers – $100 an hour

 The proliferation of tutors and homework helpers is another reason for the achievement gap between the haves and the have-nots.  In many cases, parents are shelling out $100 per hour because they don’t want to be bothered helping their children … Continue reading

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