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Poor Us: an animated history – Why Poverty?


 Do we know what poverty is? To find out more and get teaching resources,

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 Poor Us: an animated history – Why Poverty?

Do we know what poverty is? To find out more and get teaching resources, go to

The poor may always have been with us, but attitudes towards them have changed. Beginning in the Neolithic Age, Ben Lewis’s film takes us through the changing world of poverty. You go to sleep, you dream, you become poor through the ages. And when you awake, what can you say about poverty now? There are still very poor people, to be sure, but the new poverty has more to do with inequality…

Director Ben Lewis
Producer Femke Volting & Bruno Felix
Produced by Subma­rine

Why Poverty?

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March 16, 1998 Money And School Performance: Lessons from the Kansas City Desegregation Experiment

By Paul Ciotti

Paul Ciotti lives in Los Angeles and writes about education.


Executive Summary

For decades critics of the public schools have been saying, “You can’t solve educational problems by throwing money at them.” The education establishment and its supporters have replied, “No one’s ever tried.” In Kansas City they did try. To improve the education of black students and encourage desegregation, a federal judge invited the Kansas City, Missouri, School District to come up with a cost-is-no-object educational plan and ordered local and state taxpayers to find the money to pay for it.

Kansas City spent as much as $11,700 per pupil–more money per pupil, on a cost of living adjusted basis, than any other of the 280 larg...

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