Justin Romic

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How Higher Education Can Improve Economic Mobility in the United States

Imagine if a century ago free access to a high school education in the United States had been available only to the wealthiest families. Imagine, …

Higher Education

Legal but Still Poor: The Economic Consequences of Amnesty

With his questionably Constitutional move to protect America’s vast undocumented population, President Obama has provided at least five million …

Why Poor Schools Can’t Win at Standardized Testing

The companies that create the most important state and national exams also publish textbooks that contain many of the answers. Unfortunately, low-income school districts can’t afford to buy them.<p>You hear a lot nowadays about the magic of big data. Getting hold of the right numbers can increase …

These are my two Baltimores, black and white – D Watkins

So I’m posted up, sharing a sandwich and a cigarette with a friend in one of the most dangerous neighbourhoods in America, and my phone buzzes. On …

A thin line between mother and daughter

A former anorexic ponders the family origins of eating disorders.<p><b>My</b> stepsister Marcia and I share an occasional lust for high grease<br>breakfast foods, and over pancakes and eggs recently, she told me something<br>interesting. Marcia's daughter, Drennan, was with us -- a wily, emphatic<br>little girl who, at …

The Structure of Success in America

In America perhaps only race is a more sensitive subject than the way we sort ourselves out in the struggle for success. At the center of that struggle are higher education and ETS, the Educational Testing Service. Herewith an inside look at the history and workings of one of the most familiar yet …

Untangling the Knot: My Search for Democracy in the Modern Family

<i>Sabine Heinlein | Longreads | October 28, 2014 | 16 minutes (3,966 words)</i><p>No one has assessed the family’s dark side quite as fittingly as R.D. Laing, …

Residents Uneasy About Immigrant Shift Into Suburbs

Unprecedented numbers of immigrant children crossed the southern U.S. border illegally this past summer. Now, the department of Health and Human Services says 43,000 of them have been placed in the homes of family members and sponsors to await court dates.<p>Cities are often the first stop for …

Facebook tells the DEA it can't use phony profiles to go after suspects

Everyone has to use their real name on Facebook, even the feds<p>Facebook has a message for the DEA: if you want to use our service, you have to use your real name. In a letter sent to the Drug Enforcement Administration on Friday, chief security office Joe Sullivan chided the agency for allowing one …

Health Industry Cashes In One Year After Rocky Obamacare Rollout

Even after the disastrous rollout of the healthcare.gov web site a year ago, health insurance companies and providers of medical care are reporting more promising profits as third quarter earnings emerge.<p>Although the next enrollment period for uninsured Americans seeking coverage from …