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An “invisible population” of Colorado parents in college faces barriers to obtaining degrees

Most weeknights, after her 3-year-old daughter, A’nyah, falls asleep, Molly Clark cracks open her textbooks and studies until her eyes “feel like sandpaper.”  “As soon as I feel like it’s not any use anymore, I’ll backtrack a few pages, put my bookmark in, and I’ll go to bed, which is usually around 12 to 2:30,” […]

Posted inEconomy, Equity, Housing, News

Racial segregation is getting worse in big U.S. cities — except for Colorado Springs

Since 1990, the United States has become more racially diverse—yet during that same period, racial residential segregation has climbed, according to a yearslong analysis by researchers at the University of California’s Othering & Belonging Institute in Berkeley. In Colorado, two cities fall on opposite ends of the spectrum: Denver is “highly segregated” while Colorado Springs […]

Posted inOpinion, Opinion Columns

Littwin: Who cares if the ultra-rich have their space toys? We need to worry about what toys — and what else — poor kids lack.

“Let me tell you about the very rich.They are different from you and me.“— F. Scott Fitzgerald“Yes, they have more money.”— Ernest Hemingway You can safely ignore any claims made for science in the aftermath of Jeff Bezos’ minutes-long trip to near space. The billionaires-in-space program is nothing more than a series of vanity projects […]

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Littwin: Michael Bennet did important work in helping pass the child tax credit, but now Dems have to do it all over again

I hate to be a downer here, but I had to interrupt Michael Bennet’s virtual victory tour on the passage of the child tax credit, which was included as part of Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill. Because the work, it turns out, is not quite done. As you’ve probably heard, the enhanced child […]