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  • The Obama administration released new dietary guidelines Thursday that encouraged Americans to limit their added sugar intake to about 200 calories a day, the equivalent of the amount in one 16-ounce sugary drink. The report also advised teen boys and adult men to reduce their meat intake and eat more vegetables. Photo by Stephen Fee/PBS NewsHour Weekend
    May 24, 2016  

    When other cities have proposed a tax on sugary soft drinks, it’s often sold as a plan to fight obesity. Not in Philadelphia, where a battle is brewing over the mayor’s 3 cents-per-ounce tax plan that would be used to fund citywide pre-K. The beverage industry opposes the tax and argues that if you’re going to tax them, then why not cakes and candy? Hari Sreenivasan reports. Continue reading

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    October 3, 2014  

    Philadelphia’s public school system is suffering a severe budget crisis, leaving classrooms packed, faculty understaffed and the district in debt. Special correspondent John Tulenko of Learning Matters examines what led to the shortage of funds and what lawmakers are doing to fix it. Continue reading

  • October 3, 1996   BY  

    To understand the problems of education in America, it is necessary to look at the way public schools are financed. Continue reading