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Artvoice Weekly Edition » Issue v12n10 (03/07/2013) » Section: Week in Review

Somewhere, Someone is Discussing a Plan to Address Poverty...

Friday, the fourth annual Buffalo Poverty Research Workshop at the Olmsted Center for Sight placed its focus on the complex relationship between poverty and education. The host and first presenter at the morning conference, Sam Magavern, co-director of the Partnership for the Public Good (PPG), told the more than 150 attendees that common assumptions about that relationship were subject to very serious error and he offered what he called “a thought-provoking hypothesis.” What, he asked, is the effect of poverty on education and the effect of education on poverty?

Small Talk

McCarthyisms: I have been told that once there was a world in which journalists refrained from criticizing each other’s work publicly. I’m not sure I believe such a place ever existed; if it did, I’m glad it’s gone. In any case, I’d like to make it clear that I tease Bob McCarthy, the political reporter for the Buffalo News, because I love him. There is no higher compliment I can give a journalist than this: I read every word he writes.

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