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Capitalism and Democracy
“…markets exist in an uneasy tension with welfare states” (Iceland 2003:194)
Market institutions and Political Institutions exist side by side in American society
They offer different strategies for the “mobilization of resources, the distribution of rewards, and the steering of society” (Korpi 1989: 312)
This a clip from the PBS show NOW that aired earlier in early April 200. As you watch, be attentive to the way politics are used to shape markets and address poverty
One of the students in the video mentions a “culture of subservience” at the university. He suggests workers are invisible to students who don’t appreciate what they do. Is it like that at Widener?
“Low income students who have an opportunity to go to middle class schools are surrounded by peers who have bigger dreams and who are more academically encouraged. They are surrounded by parents who are more likely to be involved active in the school. And they are taught by teachers who more likely are highly qualified than the teachers in low income schools.”-Kahlenberg
8. Use google or the search engine of your choice to find out what recently happened to the innovative education policy described in number 7.