Post Tagged with: "Education"

The Epistemology of Hip-Hop 2
by / on December 8, 2011 at 6:30 am / in Broken World, Pop Culture

The Epistemology of Hip-Hop

In the early 70’s the South Bronx was a dilapidated landscape suffering from the crippling economic effects of White flight, governmental policies of abandonment and a ubiquitous and lethal gang culture. It was in the womb of this social suffering that hip-hop was birthed. Communities began to gather in the name of respect and inclusion to counter the hostile environment [...]

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Who should pay for America’s future? 28
by / on July 18, 2011 at 1:36 am / in Broken World, Current Events

Who should pay for America’s future?

In the midst of eleventh hour budget negotiations over America’s fiscal future, Recovering Evangelical blogger Nate Roberts offers a compelling side-by-side comparison of the State of Minnesota and the African nation of Kenya. Who’s got it better? And who should pick up the tab to keep it that way?

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Three Cups of Tea & Messy Development 6
by / on April 26, 2011 at 4:03 pm / in Broken World, Current Events

Three Cups of Tea & Messy Development

Bestselling author and humanitarian Greg Mortenson is under fire resulting from new evidence that stories reported in books like Three Cups of Tea are exaggerated at best. What can this controversy teach us about our expectations about international development and need to create heroes?

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Stay Tuned For GOOD Magazine Contest Results! 0
by / on February 25, 2011 at 2:43 pm / in Broken World, Current Events, Pop Culture

Stay Tuned For GOOD Magazine Contest Results!

On Tuesday, we joined forces with SelflessTee for a contest, sponsored by GOOD Magazine and Pepsi Refresh Everything, called One Selfless Act. Many thanks to all who participated. Over the weekend GOOD Magazine will be tabulating the final results. They should be ready to announce an official winner sometime early next week. Stay tuned!

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One Selfless Act for Teach for America 75
by / on February 22, 2011 at 9:11 am / in Broken World, Current Events, Pop Culture

One Selfless Act for Teach for America

You can help Recovering Evangelical help Teach for America address the needs of under-served students in Washington D.C. (and help us undo negative perceptions of Christianity in the process). Here’s how: 1) Watch the video, 2) Vote “Recovering Evangelical”, 3) Spread the word!

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Can Christians help close the achievement gap? 0
by / on February 16, 2011 at 2:16 pm / in Broken World, Current Events

Can Christians help close the achievement gap?

Austin Dannhaus, a young evangelical teaching in inner-city Washington, D.C., reflects on his experiences at the Teach for American 20th Anniversary summit this past weekend, specifically on the role of faith communities in closing the education gap. His three hard-hitting conclusions may surprise you.

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Education = Civil Rights issue of our time? 7
by / on February 16, 2011 at 1:12 pm / in Broken World, Current Events, Personal Stories

Education = Civil Rights issue of our time?

The achievement gap between rich and poor is divided along both socioeconomic and racial lines, and too many of our children are receiving less help instead of more despite the given hurdles they face growing up in poverty. This is more than just a broken systems issue; this is a moral issue. Education is the civil rights issue of our generation.

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