Schools

How One Wealthy School Fights Inequality

How One Wealthy School Fights Inequality

Bliss Broyard

NEWS | ANALYSIS

Co-published with TIME. Public schools in wealthy Manhattan neighborhoods are pitching in so that low-income students can have the same level of resources as they do.

Teachers Are Working for Uber Just to Keep a Foothold in the Middle Class

Teachers Are Working for Uber Just to Keep a Foothold in the Middle Class

Alissa Quart

NEWS | FEATURE

Co-published with The Nation. For the ride-share company, teacher/drivers are both a marketing coup and an exploitable labor force.

The Childcare Gap is Widening

The Childcare Gap is Widening

Alissa Quart

NEWS | ANALYSIS

Co-published with TIME with additional support from Capital & Main. Middle class and rural parents are on the receiving end of an emerging type of system that could be called daycare inequality.

 

Homework Inequality

Homework Inequality

Alissa Quart

ANALYSIS

Co-published with The Atlantic with additional support from Capital & Main. When it comes to schoolwork, there is a chasm separating students with parents who have predictable work schedules from those whose parents don’t.

Here Come the Public-School Consultants

Here Come the Public-School Consultants

Alissa Quart

NEWS | ANALYSIS

Co-published with The AtlanticUrban school systems are now so confusing—and so unequal—that parents are hiring private experts to help them figure out where to send their kids.

Class Struggles

Class Struggles

Alissa Quart

FEATURE | PHOTOGRAPHY

Co-published with Pacific Standard. Photography by Alice Proujansky supported by EHRP. School choice is tough for even the savviest parent. For immigrants, it can be hell.

The GED is About to Get Much Harder

The GED is About to Get Much Harder

Kavitha Cardoza

FEATURE

Co-published with The Atlantic. The new version of the exam has tougher questions and a higher registration fee--plus it requires computer proficiency.

Silicon Valley's Offline Wage Wars

Silicon Valley's Offline Wage Wars

Nona Willis Aronowitz

FEATURE

Co-published with Next City. For 10 years a massive income gap has been widening across Silicon Valley. Last November, however, the residents of San Jose voted in favor of a small but significant change: Raising the city’s minimum wage from $8 to $10 per hour.

The Truancy Trap

The Truancy Trap

Annette Fuentes

FEATURE

Co-published with The Atlantic. Courts are hitting students with harsh penalties and collecting millions of dollars in fines. But are they addressing the real problems?