DeVos ‘choice’ plan robs the poor and gives to the rich

John Sipple, director of the New York State Center for Rural Schools and expert on education at Cornell University, says Trump’s pick for secretary of education – which the Senate is scheduled to confirm this afternoon – is pushing a plan that requires diverting federal money away from poor communities where promises for enhanced education […]

Calculator estimates your risk of poverty during next 15 years

ITHACA, N.Y. – Both Democratic and Republican presidential candidates have filled their debates and speeches this election year with references to America’s widespread economic insecurity and high rates of income inequality. Now rather than just listen to politicians’ sound bites, Americans can judge for themselves how close they are to falling into poverty. For many, […]