Paul Tough

1:33 pm
Fri August 17, 2012

Diving into Obama's record on poverty

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Paul Tough writes in this weekend's New York Times Magazine that President Obama hasn't exactly followed through on candidate Obama's plans for comprehensive, long-term programs to lift children out of poverty. Instead, Tough writes, Obama's administration has worked on poverty in "relatively small and uncoordinated ways."
Jasmine was 16, and Robbins and Gates, who were both in their 30s, were her neighbors. All three of them lived in or around Roseland, a patch of distinctly subprime Chicago real estate that stretches from 89th Street to 115th Street, way down past the last stop on the El.
11:30 am
Mon August 13, 2012

Trying to find out "How Children Succeed"

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Here's a short video clip of journalist and author Paul Tough talking about his new book "How Children Succeed." We're planning a special call-in show with Tough next month. What questions do you have for him?
Paul Tough talking about "How Children Succeed" at the Building Hope/Closing the Gap conference in Salem, Oregon, October 25, 2011.
6:00 am
Wed August 1, 2012

Five questions for Harlem Children's Zone leader Geoffrey Canada

Geoffrey Canada's Harlem Children's Zone has become a model for other organizations around the country.
Credit Jennifer Guerra / Michigan Radio

What if we told you there was a man in Harlem who thinks he's figured out how to break the cycle of poverty?

You'd probably want to meet him, right? We sure did.

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