Working out of poverty in Ethiopia

November 10, 2007

Joseph Stiglitz, from Kristof blog

Nobel-winner economist Joseph Stiglitz is in Ethiopia. His comments on the value and the problems of economic development in order to fight poverty could provide important background or discussion material for your economics unit on international economics, international trade, and world financing systems.

Black men teaching

November 10, 2007

Will Okun’s question: Does it make a difference to a black student what color her teacher is?

Some students say it makes no difference; some students vigorously argue that black male teachers push black kids harder, but understand them better.

Good, thoughtful post, lots of comments — at Nicholas Kristof’s blog at the New York Times site.

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