Poverty Stricken District Achieves Pass Rate Higher than State Average

A Texas school district where 93 percent of students are considered “economically disadvantaged” is gaining attention for achieving pass rates higher than the state average on the new State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness, or STAAR exam. According to The Monitor, a local Texas newspaper, only three other districts in Hidalgo County achieved scores […]

Viral Video Illustrates U.S. Wealth Inequality

An unaffiliated YouTube video highlighting the differences between the ideal, perceived, and actual wealth distribution in America has gone viral in recent days as wealth inequality and the sequester have become national topics of debate. The video illustrates findings from an article published in Perspectives on Psychological Science by Harvard business professor and economist Michael Norton and Duke […]