Two Good Ones

Especially this first one, which suggests that the people in the economic middle need to identify more with the people at the bottom than the people at the top. And includes a nice turn of phrase: “money breeds power and power breeds more money”. 

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/29/opinion/sunday/why-cant-we-end-poverty-in-america.html?_r=1&partner=rss&emc=rss

This second one makes the reasonable suggestion that fewer kids should be required to pass that major stumbling block called “algebra”. That way more kids would stay in school or even flourish.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/29/opinion/sunday/is-algebra-necessary.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

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