A new report from Brandeis University’s Institute on Assets and Social Policy sheds some light on this question, and the emerging answer is a growing wealth gap, especially along racial lines, resulting from unequal education opportunity.
The creation of the social safety net during the 20th Century – in the U.S. and Europe – represented major progress in the attempt to eradicate poverty. It is and was the essential move against hunger and homelessness and hopelessness.
A new program will help low-income Mississippi students build college savings funds. The 1:1 Fund was launched this month to allow donors to provide matching funds for nearly 9,000 children in two test markets – Mississippi and San Francisco.