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May 19, 2020

Separate and unequal: Students’ access to technology in the time of coronavirus

Public education is supposed to be society’s great equalizer; the engine that provides the opportunity for all children, regardless of their race or zip code, to reach their full potential. But years of racism and disinvestment in public schools has left many students of color attending under-resourced, functionally segregated and poor-performing public schools. Read more...

May 4, 2020

Student loan reforms are still needed

People who borrowed money to pay for college or trade school owe a combined $1.7 trillion to their creditors. Even before the coronavirus upended America’s economy, many of these borrowers were struggling to keep up with payments, which also made it harder for millions of people to save for a home, put aside money for retirement or even afford basic necessities. Read more...

May 1, 2020

Unemployment, Covid-19 and the Louisiana workforce

The novel coronavirus has reminded us of the fragility of life, but also the fragile foundations of Louisiana’s economy. That is particularly true for families who were already struggling to make ends meet before the pandemic. 

More than 506,000 Louisiana workers filed for unemployment in the six-week period between March 21 and April 25.Read more...

April 29, 2020

Covid 19: SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH: Economic Opportunity

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