Public and Private Sector Wage Disparity

To begin looking at the actually case studies coming out of New England and Minnesota, first, we need to look at the overall data.  The Center for Economic and Policy Research released a study, “The Wage Penalty for State and Local Government Employees” in 2010 that discussed the actual earnings of state and local workers … Continue reading

A Plea for Cultural Education

The taboo subject of race and ethnicity in the country has stalemated progress for equity of access and achievement in racial and ethnic minorities.  The glaring exception to this fact is the Asian populations who are still strife with their own issues, but are on par with whites.  The historical impediments to equal education are … Continue reading

Income Gap and Charter Schools

RR5   Amy Wells’ Social Context of Charter Schools sheds much needed light on the ineffectiveness and underperforming so-called solution of Charter schools.  Particularly, with the recent report of charter schools serving far less disabled students than traditional public schools (TPS’s), her account of inequality and increased segregation of socioeconomic status (SES) and racial groups … Continue reading