Jobs in New York City aren’t all in Silicon Alley. The people who make the city’s service economy run put up with pests, stress, lost toes and modest wages, all in a day’s work. Six of them tell their stories.
Teachers at city schools are doing anything they can to make sure their students pass tough new tests. But by doing little to offer guidance, the Board of Ed may be setting kids up to fail. Why aren’t school officials listening to the people who wrote the book on education standards?
The hype holds that working poor is the thing to be these days. But a close look at the resources available to low-paid working families shows that getting people off welfare is a lot more popular than keeping them off.
Even with Election Day 2001 nearly two years away, individual donors and PACs are already pumping cash into the coffers of pols planning to run for mayor.
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