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School spending by affluent is widening wealth gap

School spending by affluent is widening wealth gap

Education is supposed to help bridge the gap between the wealthiest and everyone else.

September 30, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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School spending by affluent is widening wealth gap

School spending by affluent is widening wealth gap

Marisela Martinez-Cola, right, and her husband Greg, left, send their son David to private school and have hired a tutor with the money Greg pulls in as a Costco regional buyer.

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School spending by affluent is widening wealth gap

School spending by affluent is widening wealth gap

WASHINGTON — Education is supposed to help bridge the gap between the wealthiest people and everyone else. Ask the experts, and they’ll count the ways:

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School spending by affluent is widening wealth gap

School spending by affluent is widening wealth gap

Marisela Martinez-Cola, right, a lawyer and a parent living in an Atlanta suburb with her husband Greg, left, and their 7-year-old son, David, prepare for a typical school and work day Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in Lawrenceville, Ga. The couple send their son to private school and have hired a…

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School spending by affluent is widening wealth gap

School spending by affluent is widening wealth gap

Marisela Martinez-Cola, right, a lawyer and a parent living in an Atlanta suburb with her husband Greg and their 7-year-old son, David, left, gets ready for a typical day Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in Lawrenceville, Ga. Martinez-Cola sends her son to private school and has hired a tutor to imp…

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School spending by affluent is widening wealth gap

School spending by affluent is widening wealth gap

Tysha Wheeler-Timmons watches from the doorway as daughter Shayla leaves home for school before sunrise Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in Rahway, N.J. Wheeler-Timmons found a tutor through the site WyzAnt for her daughter, Shayla, a rising high school senior. And she took a part-time security job …

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School spending by affluent is widening wealth gap

School spending by affluent is widening wealth gap

Marisela Martinez-Cola, right, a lawyer and a parent living in an Atlanta suburb with her husband Greg, left, and their 7-year-old son, David, pose for photos as they prepare for a typical school and work day Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in Lawrenceville, Ga. The couple sends their son to privat…

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School spending by affluent is widening wealth gap

School spending by affluent is widening wealth gap

Tysha Wheeler-Timmons, right, talks to daughter Shayla as they leave home before sunrise Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in Rahway, N.J. Wheeler-Timmons found a tutor through the site WyzAnt for her daughter, Shayla, a rising high school senior. And she took a part-time security job to fund the tut…

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School spending by affluent is widening wealth gap

School spending by affluent is widening wealth gap

Marisela Martinez-Cola, left, a lawyer and a parent living in an Atlanta suburb, helps her 7-year-old son David get ready for school Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in Lawrenceville, Ga. Martinez-Cola sends her son to private school and has hired a tutor to improve his reading _ expenses made possi…

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School spending by affluent is widening wealth gap

School spending by affluent is widening wealth gap

Marisela Martinez-Cola, right, a lawyer and a parent living in an Atlanta suburb with her husband Greg, left, and their 7-year-old son, David, pose for photos as they prepare for a typical school and work day Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, in Lawrenceville, Ga. The couple send their son to private…

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War vets, kids scarred by gangs help each other

War vets, kids scarred by gangs help each other

Two groups bound by a history of violence and trauma — on distant battlefields, nearby street corners or both.

September 29, 2014 6:00 pm Photos

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Study: Recessions can postpone motherhood forever

Study: Recessions can postpone motherhood forever

The authors of a new study project that more than 150,000 twenty-somethings will forgo having children after living through the “Great Recession.” Even when tough times are over, many will be less likely to start a family.

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For many women, recession means a childless life

For many women, recession means a childless life

NEW YORK — When the economy tanks, women have fewer babies. But what happens in the following years, when conditions improve?

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War vets, kids scarred by gangs help each other

War vets, kids scarred by gangs help each other

In this Aug. 27, 2014, photo, Fernando, 14, poses for a photo behind a painting he made to honor a dead friend Johnny in Chicago. When he was just 12, he witnessed a drive-shooting where one friend survived a bullet to the head and another died on Fernando's couch, awaiting an ambulance. Fer…

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War vets, kids scarred by gangs help each other

War vets, kids scarred by gangs help each other

In this Aug. 27, 2014, photo, Eddie Bocanegra, executive director of youth safety and violence prevention at the YMCA, poses for a portrait at a Chicago Transit Authority bus stop where a city-wide, anti-violence poster hangs in Chicago. The idea for Urban Warriors came from a prison meeting…

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War vets, kids scarred by gangs help each other

War vets, kids scarred by gangs help each other

In this Sept. 5, 2014, photo, Anderson Chaves poses for a portrait near his boyhood neighborhood in Cicero, Ill. Anderson, 17, saw his first dead body, a gang shooting victim, when he was just six. "I always felt like deep inside there was something better out there for me, but I felt like i…

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War vets, kids scarred by gangs help each other

War vets, kids scarred by gangs help each other

In this Aug. 27, 2014, photo, Eddie Bocanegra, co-executive director of youth safety and violence prevention at the YMCA, poses for a portrait at a Chicago Transit Authority bus stop where a city-wide, anti-violence poster hangs in Chicago. The idea for Urban Warriors came from a prison meet…

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War vets, kids scarred by gangs help each other

War vets, kids scarred by gangs help each other

In this Sept. 21, 2014, photo, Angel Herrera poses for portrait on a Chicago Transit Authority train station near his boyhood home in Chicago. Herrera, who served in Iraq, said he was forced to confront the wrong-headed decisions he’d made as a teen where he used drugs, hung out with and adm…

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War vets, kids scarred by gangs help each other

War vets, kids scarred by gangs help each other

In this Aug. 27, 2014, photo, Eddie Bocanegra, co-executive director of youth safety and violence prevention at the YMCA, poses for a portrait at a Chicago Transit Authority bus stop where a city-wide, anti-violence poster hangs in Chicago. The idea for Urban Warriors came from a prison meet…

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