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WFAE Forum: Debating Police Shootings And Inequality A Year After Keith Scott

September 21, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: not sure

All the panelists joined a Q&A in the second hour of the forum

View Slideshow 1 of 2 All the panelists joined a Q&A in the second hour of the forum "Unrest in the Queen City: One Year Later" at Spirit Square.

A year after the killing of Keith Scott, Charlotte is still debating both police shootings and the social and economic inequality that led to a week of protests. Just how well CMPD and the city are doing was the question Wednesday night during a two-hour WFAE Public Conversation at Spirit Square in uptown Charlotte.

Panelists at the forum, titled "Unrest in Charlotte: One Year Later," drew from the recent and […]

You’re more likely to achieve the American dream if you live in Denmark

September 21, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: not sure

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If moving forward is the goal, it’s a not a good policy to stand still. Yet we hear little from the government about solutions to Britain’s poor record on social mobility. Earlier this year both the current administration and its predecessors were roundly condemned for their failure to make any headway.

Research has repeatedly shown the clear link between high levels of income inequality and low levels of social mobility. This graph, from our book The Spirit Level shows that far from being the land of opportunity, the US has very low social mobility. You’re much more likely to achieve […]

Restore Act funds: Okaloosa County to pave vulnerable roads

September 20, 2017 ·  · Topic: BP Settlement  · Relevance: not sure


OKALOOSA COUNTY, Fla. (WEAR) — Okaloosa County decided what to do with their portion of the Restore Act funds, given to them as restitution for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Heavy rains affect the roads in northern Okaloosa County so much that barriers are pre-placed to make it easier to close down, but the problem isn’t over when it stops raining.

The receding water takes dirt with it, which pollutes the Escambia and Blackwater bays in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.County Commissioner Nathan Boyles and the rest of the county board decided to spend $500,000 they received in compensation from the […]

OECD charts a slowing of international mobility growth

September 20, 2017 ·  · Topic: Economic Mobility  · Relevance: bad

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Short on time? Here are the highlights: The global population of internationally mobile students has expanded remarkably between about 1990 and 2010

However, growth in outbound mobility has slowed notably since 2010

A new report on global education trends highlights some of the factors that will continue to shape global mobility trends through 2025 Every year, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) produces a massive report that rolls up a considerable range of education data and trends. The latest installment in this series, Education at a Glance 2017 , was released last week and […]