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Thursday, October 23, 2014

poverty

Increasing minimum wage a complex issue

Increasing the minimum wage will make life more livable for millions; everyone knows that. Increasing the minimum wage will cost jobs; everyone knows that. Both predictions are true, Editor Don Whitten writes as he looks into both sides of a proposal to boost the federal minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.10 by 2016. (March 12, 2014, Page 4)

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    Time for a new war on poverty?

    Oxford EAGLE News Editor Jonathan Scott takes a look at the long war on poverty and its lack of success in Mississippi, in particular, and wonders how some state leaders think a questionable bill in the Legislature will help the situation. (January 16, 2014, Page 4)

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      ‘Just the facts’ doesn’t paint a pretty picture

      You may not agree with Half in Ten’s ideas about how to cut the country’s poverty rate in half in the next 10 years but, as Editor Don Whitten points out, it’s all but impossible to argue with the numbers they present. (October 31, 2011, Page 4A)

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        Poor doesn’t equal failure

        Telling people Mississippi is poor and needs to improve its educational system is one thing, but Eric Weber, a professor at the University of Mississippi, hopes to show them. Working on a three-year research project that will result in a documentary, Weber intends to focus on the connection between poverty and failure in education which more often than not is due to self-fulfilling prophecy. (June 7, 2010, Page 1A)

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