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Why Do We Ignore How the Other Half Lives?; by Jane Costan

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"Confined to our own bubbles, we are less informed about people who lead entirely different cultural, social and political lives. People tend to write about what they know. This can leave us less informed about people who may live a few miles away but lead entirely different cultural, social and political lives.What matters to the most powerful Americans is important (and you can watch all the prestige television you want). But what matters to most Americans, period, matters too. What they watch, what they read and, crucially, why and how they vote — or, for almost 80 million Americans, why they didn’t in 2020. This has more significance than what happens at colleges where people like me went or what we watch on television."

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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)

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