Category Archives: Homelessness

A Sign of Our Times

Observed last night at the corner of Exeter and Boylston Streets, Back Bay, and noted without further comment:

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What Deficit Reductionism Really Means: Sending the Disabled to Homeless Shelters

Yes, we have left no sense of decency.
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Some More Thoughts Regarding Poverty and Education

We can remedy problems related to poverty, even if not perfectly and not for all children, all of the time. But, instead, we target the shibboleth of teacher quality, even though it plays a small role in outcomes, relative to poverty.
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Homelessness, Streptococcus, and the Need for Vaccination

The homeless are thirty times more likely to be diagnosed with pneumonia caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae, for which there is an effective vaccine, than the population at large.
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