Hunger in the News: Reentry, child poverty, and Syrians

Hunger in the News

Taking On Poverty And Education In School Costs A Lot Of Money,” by Sarah Gonzalez, NPR. There’s a long-held debate in education. “‘Do you fix education to cure poverty or do you cure poverty to cure education?’ And I think that’s a false dichotomy,” says the superintendent of Camden schools in New Jersey, Paymon Rouhanifard. “’You have to address both.’”

More than 80% of Syrians live below the poverty line: UN,” by AFP via The Express Tribune. “The number of Syrians living below the poverty line has almost tripled after five years of conflict, according to a report published this week.”

Children In Poverty More Likely To Suffer From Asthma, ADHD, And Other Chronic Health Conditions,” by Lecia Bushak, Medical Daily. “It’s fairly well-established that poverty is not only a social and economic issue, but a huge public health concern as well — particularly when it comes to children.”

A ‘Successful’ Conference on Hunger?” by Wick Sloane, Inside Higher Ed. “I don’t have a clever lead paragraph for an essay about an oversubscribed conference on college-student hunger and homelessness in 2016 in the wealthiest nation on earth.”

Reframing Reentry: National Reentry Week,” by Francine LeFrak, Huffington Post. “Recently, in Jersey City at Mayor Steven Fulop’s Reentry Conference organized by former Governor Jim McGreevey, people from all walks of life got together—from Reverend Al Sharpton to Governor Chris Christie; from women just getting out of prison to representatives of Koch Industries. We all shared a common stance on a pressing issue: the challenge of prisoner reentry into society.”

What Can the U.S. Do About Mass Incarceration?” by Clare Foran, The Atlantic. “Democrats and Republicans alike agree that mass incarceration is a problem, and state and federal efforts are underway to enact criminal-justice reform. But enacting effective reform requires an understanding of what caused the problem in the first place.”

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