Date: May 23, 2012 6:14 PM
Author: Richard Hake
Subject: Re: Growing Inequalities

Some subscribers to MathEdCC might be interested in a recent 
discussion-list post "Re: Growing Inequalities." The abstract reads:

ABSTRACT: H.G. Callaway, in his Dewey-L post "Growing
Inequalities,"pointed to "The Great Divergence" (Smith, 2012) at
<>]. Smith wrote:

"Timothy Noah (2012) writes in his essential new book 'The Great
Divergence' <>, [that] the US has a level of
inequality greater than found in Nicaragua, Guyana, or Venezuela,
nations that most Americans would be ashamed to consider competitors.
How did this happen? How did America end up with Third World levels
of inequality?"

What all this got to do with John Dewey? I think Dewey would be
appalled by "The Overriding Influence of Poverty on Children's
Educational Achievement" (Hake, 2011b) at <> that
currently plagues the U.S.

To access the complete 9 kB post please click on <>.

Richard Hake, Emeritus Professor of Physics, Indiana University
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". . .let's not pretend that family background does not matter and
can be overlooked. Let's agree that we know a lot about how to
address the ways in which poverty undermines student learning.
Whether we choose to face up to that reality is ultimately a moral
- Helen F. Ladd & Edward B. Fiske (2011)

REFERENCES [All URL's shortened by <> and accessed on
23 May 2012.]
Hake, R.R. 2012. "Re: Growing Inequalities," online on the OPEN!
AERA-L archives at <>. Post of 23 May 2012
12:50:17-0700 toAERA-L and Net-Gold. The abstract and link to the
complete post are also being transmitted to several discussion lists
and are on my blog "Hake'sEdStuff" at <> with a
provision for comments.

Ladd, H.E. & E.B. Fiske. 2011. "Class Matters. Why Won't We Admit
It?" New York Times Opinion Piece, 11 Dec.; online at