inequality

  • California schools use blended learning to teach students
    March 21, 2014  

    The Department of Education published a report that shows sweeping patterns of disparity by race in public schools across the country, including fewer advanced classes available to students of color and a disproportionately high percentage of suspensions. Hari Sreenivasan gets reaction from Catherine Lhamon, assistant secretary in the Office for Civil Rights at the Department of Education. Continue reading

  • Fresh produce is viewed at the Central Park United Methodist Church weekly food pantry on October 19, 2011 in Reading, Penn. The U.S. Census Bureau reported Tuesday that the national poverty rate dropped by 14.5 in 2013, down from 15 percent in 2012. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images
    January 17, 2014   BY  

    The solution to economic inequality depends on what you think the cause is. Continue reading

  • inequality
    December 27, 2013  

    Despite a stubborn unemployment rate, benefits will soon end for the 1.3 million who have been jobless for more than six months. A political battle over those benefits reflects a broader conversation about U.S. inequality. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Scott Winship of the Manhattan Institute and former Labor Secretary Robert Reich. Continue reading

  • July 15, 2013  

    Margaret Warner talks to journalist Alfredo Corchado about his new book, "Midnight in Mexico: A Reporter’s Journey Through a Country’s Descent Into Darkness," which draws on his nearly 20 years of reporting and on his personal relationship with his birth land. Continue reading

  • April 3, 2012    

    Creative commons photo courtesy flickr user Smaku. A bevy of emails have inundated our inbox since we first posted Charles Murray’s popular quiz, “Do You Live In a Bubble?” and its attempt to ascertain users’ socio-economic status (and that of … Continue reading

  • April 3, 2012    

    Creative commons photo courtesy flickr user Smaku. A bevy of emails have inundated our inbox since we first posted Charles Murray’s popular quiz, “Do You Live In a Bubble?” and its attempt to ascertain users’ socio-economic status (and that of … Continue reading

  • April 2, 2012    

    Paul Solman answers questions from the NewsHour audience on business and economic news here on his Making Sen$e page. Here is Monday’s query: Name: Bill Grisolia Question: Did you do the report examining the connections between the growing wealth gap … Continue reading

  • April 2, 2012    

    Illustration by Alberto Ruggieri via Getty Images. Paul Solman has been covering economic inequality for nearly 25 years as part of his business and economics reporting for the PBS NewsHour. His recent series has looked at the shrinking middle class, … Continue reading

  • April 2, 2012    

    Illustration by Alberto Ruggieri via Getty Images. Paul Solman has been covering economic inequality for nearly 25 years as part of his business and economics reporting for the PBS NewsHour. His recent series has looked at the shrinking middle class, … Continue reading

  • February 29, 2012    

    Photo by Tobias Helbig via Getty Images. Paul Solman frequently answers questions from the NewsHour audience on business and economic news on his Making Sen$e page. Here is Wednesday’s query: Alvera Pritchard: I found the Rich/Poor Shopper segment quite depressing … Continue reading

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