50 years later: a look at the war on poverty

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Fifty years ago today, President Lyndon B. Johnson issued a formal declaration to end poverty in America. The announcement came during his State of the Union address, and sought out to tackle to roots and consequences of being poor in the U.S. 

While some credit Johnson’s war on poverty as a success, many feel that work still needs to be done. 

Parents protest ‘school-to-prison’ pipeline education in New Orleans charter school

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Parents of some New Orleans students have pulled their children out of school and are protesting the “school-to-prison” pipeline approach to the educational experiences of their children.

About 12 families are protesting the practices of three New Orleans charter schools run by Collegiate Academies, due to what they believe is an environment not conducive to learning and preparing their children for college.