On April 16, 2012, Equity for Children launched Director Alberto Minujin's newly published book,'Global Child Poverty and Well-Being, Measurement, concepts, policy and action,' edited by Director Alberto Minujin and Shailen Nandy at The New School in New York, NY. The book collects data driven-research and promotes a holistic approach to child poverty that combines both local actions and broad policies.
2 Comments of Video of Discussion Panel on 'Global Child Poverty & Well-Being'
On 07-23-2012Anonymous Wrote:
A fascinating topic but one faghrut with all kinds of political barriers. Having spent a career in education and having been a principal of schools in privileged areas as well as underachieving, needy areas, I saw first-hand the advantages of privilege and money. Even a decade ago, we were able to have a gala fundraiser and in one night raise enough money to fully refurbish a computer lab in an already-advantaged school. Meanwhile, the bake sales and other fund-raising attempts in needy schools would fetch barely enough money to buy a single computer. This was not and is not fair to children who deserve opportunities to learn despite their economic conditions. Busing and the integration it implies may be the long term answers, but the immediate do-able strategies involve resourcing schools adequately. The great equalizer in our system of education is the school board (and through them, the Province) whose obligation must be to ensure that needy schools are resourced amply with talented staff and up-to-date materials.
On 06-14-2012M. JonassaintWrote:
Mighty useful. Make no mistake, I appreciate it.