Daily Archives: February 9, 2020

2020-02-09: News Headlines

Shawgi Tell (2020-02-09). Charter Schools Fail to Eradicate the Achievement Gap. dissidentvoice.org Numerous inequalities characterize societies in which the majority produce the wealth but only a handful own it. The so-called "achievement gap" is mainly an expression of the harsh social class divide in society that keeps growing. One of the conceited claims of charter school advocates is that privately-owned-operated non-profit and for-profit charter schools will close …

WSWS (2020-02-08). Hillary Clinton launches new attack on Sanders. wsws.org The Democratic leadership is determined to suppress the issue of social inequality in the 2020 campaign for fear of encouraging the growth of social opposition and anti-capitalist sentiment.

Sam Pizzigati (2020-02-08). Living in Inequality, Dying in Despair. commondreams.org A memorial wall remembering local victims of drug use and drug-related violence in Portsmouth, Ohio, 2012. (Photo: Joel Prince/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/screen_shot_2019-02-03_at_12.29.42_pm_0_0.png

Staff (2020-02-07). In Spite of Economic Gains, Wage Growth Is Slowing. truthout.org The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that the economy added 225,000 jobs in January. With modest upward revisions to the prior two months' data, this brought the three-month average to 211,000 jobs. While the unemployment rate edged higher to 3.6 percent, the employment-to-population ratio (EPOP) rose 0.2 percentage points to 61.2 percent, a new high for the recovery. The EPOP for prime-age workers (ages 25 to 54) rose by 0.2 percentage points to 80.6 percent, also a high for the recovery. | The January data a…

Alexander Rubinstein (2020-01-30). Anti-Trump-themed 'Immigrant Food' restaurant owned by lobbyists for right-wing Latin American coup leaders who fueled migration crisis. thegrayzone.com The shocking story of how wealthy Latin American regime-change hitmen exploited immigrant rights, international food, and a pliant DC media…

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Charter Schools Fail to Eradicate the Achievement Gap
Shawgi Tell | dissidentvoice.org | 2020-02-09
Numerous inequalities characterize societies in which the majority produce the wealth but only a handful own it. The so-called "achievement gap" is mainly an expression of the harsh social class divide in society that keeps growing. One of the conceited claims of charter school advocates is that privately-owned-operated non-profit and for-profit charter schools will close …
dissidentvoice.org/2020/02/charter-schools-fail-to-eradicate-the-achievement-gap/

Hillary Clinton launches new attack on Sanders
wsws.org | 2020-02-08
The Democratic leadership is determined to suppress the issue of social inequality in the 2020 campaign for fear of encouraging the growth of social opposition and anti-capitalist sentiment.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/02/08/deba-f08.html

Living in Inequality, Dying in Despair
Sam Pizzigati | commondreams.org | 2020-02-08
A memorial wall remembering local victims of drug use and drug-related violence in Portsmouth, Ohio, 2012. (Photo: Joel Prince/Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/screen_shot_2019-02-03_at_12.29.42_pm_0_0.png
commondreams.org/views/2020/02/08/living-inequality-dying-despair?cd-origin=rss

In Spite of Economic Gains, Wage Growth Is Slowing
Staff | truthout.org | 2020-02-07
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that the economy added 225,000 jobs in January. With modest upward revisions to the prior two months' data, this brought the three-month average to 211,000 jobs. While the unemployment rate edged higher to 3.6 percent, the employment-to-population ratio (EPOP) rose 0.2 percentage points to 61.2 percent, a new high for the recovery. The EPOP for prime-age workers (ages 25 to 54) rose by 0.2 percentage points to 80.6 percent, also a high for the recovery. | The January data a…
truthout.org/articles/in-spite-of-economic-gains-wage-growth-is-slowing/

Anti-Trump-themed 'Immigrant Food' restaurant owned by lobbyists for right-wing Latin American coup leaders who fueled migration crisis
Alexander Rubinstein | thegrayzone.com | 2020-01-30
The shocking story of how wealthy Latin American regime-change hitmen exploited immigrant rights, international food, and a pliant DC media…
thegrayzone.com/2020/01/30/anti-trump-immigrant-food-lobbyists-coup-fueled-migration-crisis/