Charter schools, despite ongoing legal questions, attract the families they hoped to get

Their primary focus from the beginning has been students at risk of falling behind in traditional public schools. And so far, that promise has been kept. Seventy-five percent of charter students in Western Washington are kids of color, 63 percent come from low-income families and 16 percent are learning-disabled.

https://www.seattletimes.com/education-lab/charter-schools-despite-ongoing-legal-questions-attract-the-families-they-hoped-to-get/

http://archive.is/Fyw4I

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The closing of the jobs gap: A decade of recession and recovery

https://www.brookings.edu/research/the-closing-of-the-jobs-gap-a-decade-of-recession-and-recovery/

http://archive.is/wWueE

In New York, Rich Disabled Kids Get the City to Send Them to Private School. Poor Disabled Kids Get Screwed.

http://reason.com/reasontv/2018/01/25/voucher-special-needs-reimbursement-nyc

http://archive.is/hzz3q

Majorities Say Government Does Too Little for Older People, the Poor and the Middle Class

Majorities of Americans say the federal government does not provide enough help for older people (65%), poor people (62%) and the middle class (61%). By contrast, nearly two-thirds (64%) say the government provides too much help for wealthy people.

www.people-press.org/2018/01/30/majorities-say-government-does-too-little-for-older-people-the-poor-and-the-middle-class/

http://archive.is/oTYBn

Beer, burgers and haircuts: Seattle hits new high for cost of living, and it’s not just housing

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/data/beer-burgers-and-haircuts-seattle-hits-new-high-for-cost-of-living-and-its-not-just-housing/

http://archive.is/rwpoq