Sunday Reflections: Dasani, Poverty, and Education (by Robin)
I can only assume that this brief response was meant to stir people up and provide ‘click bait’ for the Post, but it does highlight a rather pernicious belief common to our country. That is, specifically, that we are not collectively responsible for the welfare of our nation’s children. Indeed, in an article by Bill Moyers, published on the Salonwebsite, we read that “with the exception of Romania, no developed country has a higher percent of kids in poverty than we do.” Why is this? Why can we not, as a country, agree that investing in our citizens in order that they might become fully contributing members of our society benefits us all? I am at a loss.
About Karen Jensen, MLS
Karen Jensen has been a Teen Services Librarian for almost 30 years. She created TLT in 2011 and is the co-editor of The Whole Library Handbook: Teen Services with Heather Booth (ALA Editions, 2014).
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