2015 News Archive 2017-06-16T03:15:51+00:00

Delaware Online “Children and Poverty in Delaware” (Stacey Beck & Eleanor Craig, 12/21/15) Back to the Top Fall 2015 a view from the bridge “The top 20: a year of reading immersively” (Barbara Kiser, 12/16/15) Journal-News “Should pay-to-play fees be eliminated?” (Jeremy P. Kelley and Michael D. Pitman, 12/07/15) The EconomistShelf Life” (12/05/15) The Telegraph “Closing the opportunity gap” (Dan Weeks, 11/29/15)* The Witherspoon Institute “The American Dream in Crisis: It’s Time for a New Moynihan  Moment” (Ben Peterson, 11/23/15) The Christian CenturyOur Kids, by Robert D. Putnam” (Timothy Renick, 11/23/15) The Witherspoon Institute “The American Dream in Crisis: It’s Time for a New Moynihan Movement” (Ben Peterson, 11/23/15) The Columbus Dispatch “Lawmakers, school administrators discuss ending pay-to-play fees” (Jim Siegel, 11/12/15) National Catholic Reporter “Book a sobering account of growing gap between more and less affluent” (Paul Lakeland, 10/7/15) Hufvudstadsbladet (Hbl) “‘Immigrants are a great asset” (Catherine Koivisto, 10/3/15) Democrat & Chronicle “Bryant: Five ways to help ‘Our Kids’” (Erica Bryant, 10/2/15) WAMC Radio “Author Robert D. Putnam to Host Forum on Income Inequality” (Ray Graf, 9/16/15) Santa Monica Daily Press Renewing our commitment to equity in education and access to opportunity” (Santa Monica Forward, 9/15/15) The News-Gazette “Esther Cepeda: A better education for everyone” (Esther Cepeda, 9/13/15) Springfield News-Leader “We are all accountable for our children’s success” (Dana Carroll, 9/11/15) Back to the Top Summer 2015 Linking Indiana Is the American Dream in Crisis? LinkedIn Speaker Series with Professor Robert D. Putnam” (8/26/15) Columbia Daily Tribune Stiepleman address Columbia Rotary South about education challenges for poor kids” (Roger McKinney, 8/25/15) The Recorder Bos/My Turn: Dream becomes nightmare” (John Bos, 8/25/15) Huffington Post What if We Wanted for All Kids What We Want for Our Kids” (8/3/15) Springfield News-Leader “Lessons from Saturday night bridge group” (Jennifer Baker, 8/3/15) The American Spectator A Timid Take on Economic Inequality” (David Bass, 7/27/15) Minding the Campus Robert Putnam Knows the Reason The American Dream is Fading” (7/19/15) The Des Moines RegisterExpert: Iowa can start conversation on inequality of opportunity” (Jason Noble, 7/10/15) Milwaukee Journal Sentinel “The more opportunity kids have, the brighter our future, author says” (Alan Borsuk, 7/4/15) Back to the Top The Daily Beast “Inequality: Where Right and Left Agree” (Eleanor Clift, 6/30/15) Forbes Improving Mobility for Our Kids: Starting Early is Key” (Aparna Mathur, 6/29/15) Boston HeraldHarvard prof warns America divided by wealth barriers” (Jordan Graham, 6/24/15) The Washington Free Beacon The Kids Are Coming Apart” (Andrew Evans, 6/23/15) Chalkbeat Colorado “Harvard professor sheds light on the plight of the American poor” (Susan Gonzalez, 6/18/15) Brookings Institute Brookings Scholars’ Take on “Our Kids” (Joanna Venator and Richard Reeves, 6/16/15) The Australian Financial Review Class structure is surprisingly strong in the United States” (Alan Wolfe, 6/16/15) National Journal “30-Million ‘Word Gap’ Divides Rich and Poor Kids” (Carolina Gonzalez, 6/15/15) NPR KQED Radio‘Bowling Alone’ Author Robert Putnam Takes on America’s Opportunity Gap” (Michael Krasny, 6/11/15) Times Higher Education Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis, by Robert D. Putnam” (Angelia Wilson, 6/9/15) Huffington Post “Our Kids and Theirs” (Martin Marty, 6/8/15) University of Chicago Divinity School “Our Kids and Theirs” (6/8/15) Fox News Radio Putnam: Political ‘Shouting Matches’ Only Hurt Our Children” (Alan Colmes, 6/3/15)

National Review Can a Poor Community Rebuild Social Capital” (Michael Petrilli, 6/3/15) Back to the Top Spring 2015 The Gleaner Why Good Parenting Matters” (Ian Boyne, 5/31/15) The Irish TimesBreda O’Brien: Fintan O’Toole’s appeal on child poverty is worthy of support” (Breda O’Brien, 5/30/15) AJC Goodnight Moon and opportunity: A worrisome gap between rich and poor” (Maureen Downey, 5/28/15) Washington Post “In need of a summer read? Jeb Bush has some suggestions.” (Ed O’Keefe, 5/28/15) Duluth News Tribune Local view: Ranked-choice voting essential to secure democracy for all” (Bob and Sharon Wahman, 5/28/15) Brookings Institute “Inequality and social mobility: Be afraid” (Isabel Sawhill, 5/27/15) Washington Post Your early summer reading list” (Daniel Drezner, 5/26/25) Duluth News Tribune “Our View: Move slowly on ‘pay to play’” (5/19/15) The Fordham Institute “The American Dream in Crisis: A conversation with Robert Putnam” (5/18/15) Cleveland “‘Our Kids’ face a widening opportunity gap that must be closed: Brent Larkin” (Brent Larkin, 5/15/15) Bloomberg View Restoring Hope for ‘Our Kids” (Megan McArdle, 5/14/15) The American Prospect The Real Story of the American Family” (Stephanie Coontz, 5/14/15) Brookings Institute Question: Is poverty an economic or cultural problem? Answer: Yes.” (Richard Reeves, 5/14/15) New Hampshire Public Radio Putnam: Closing The ‘Opportunity Gap’ For Our Kids Would Benefit Everyone” (The Exchange, 5/14/15) The New Yorker The President and Poverty” (Paul Elie, 5/13/15) National Catholic Reporter Georgetown poverty summit, Obama describes a ‘great sorting’ by class” (Vinnie Rotondaro, 5/13/15) National Public RadioObama: We Must ‘Guard Against Cynicism’ When It Comes To Poverty” (Scott Horsley, 5/12/15) Politico Obama calls out financiers, conservatives and churches on poverty” (Sarah Wheaton, 5/12/15) New York TimesObama Urges Liberals and Conservatives to Unite on Poverty” (Michael Shear, 5/12/15) Georgetown UniversityObama Joins Summit on Overcoming Poverty in U.S. at Georgetown” (5/12/15) Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream CatholicPhilly “‘Inequality of opportunity’ termed a root cause of societal decline” (Mark Pattison, 5/12/15) Time Pope Francis’ Poverty Agenda Draws President Obama” (Elizabeth Dias, 5/11/15) Washington Post “Have faith groups been too absent in the fight on poverty? A Q&A with Robert Putnam” (Michelle Boorstein, 5/11/15) The Metro West Daily NewsGerson: Urban poverty’s intricate knot” (5/8/15) National Catholic Reporter Obama to attend Georgetown University poverty summit next week” (Michael Sean Winters, 5/7/15) Cortez Journal “Trying to untie the intricate knot of urban poverty(5/7/15) Book Lust with Nancy Pearl “Book Lust with Nancy Pearl featuring Robert Putnam” (5/7/15) Huffington PostAmerican Innovation Can Narrow the Opportunity Gap for Our Kids” (Wendy Lazarus, 5/6/15) Denison Forum on Truth and CultureA Review of Robert Putnam’s Our Kids” (Nick Pitts, 5/6/15) WDIOHarvard Author Talks Opportunity Gap in Duluth” (5/6/15) UT San DiegoMichael Gerson: The intricate knot of urban poverty” (5/4/15) Crosscut Kids and the American dream denied. A conversation with author Robert Putnam” (David Kroman, 5/4/15) USC Price Center for Social InnovationPutnam describes ‘opportunity gap’ between rich, poor at Price Center talk” (Matthew Kredell, 5/1/15) Back to the Top Richmond Times-Dispatch Sociologist discusses consequences of segregated housing” (4/30/15) Shared Justice The Dream in Crisis: Poverty’s Toll on Our Kids” (Michael Gerson, 4/29/15) Huffington Post “Robert Putnam – Any Why Community Schools Matter” (Martin Blank, 4/28/15) Capital Commentary “Championing Our Kids” (Michael Gerson, 4/27/15) Times of Malta “Investing in Social Capital” (Michael Briguglio, 4/27/15) The Wall Street JournalFor 2016, Middle-Class Woes Overshadow America’s Poor” (Robert Litan, 4/22/15) Take Two “‘Our Kids’ book looks at wealth gap in Ohio town and the USA” (A Martinez and Sarah Sweeney, 4/21/15) Sentinel SourceCASA looks out for ‘our kids’ who are sometimes forgotten” (Linda Armirotto, 4/21/15) New Hampshire Charitable FoundationAmerican Dream in crisis, but solutions are in our grasp” (4/20/15) Tavis Smiley “Harvard Professor/Author Robert Putnam” (4/20/15) The Guardian Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis by Robert D Putnam review – concerned scholarly” (Richard Reeves, 4/20/15) Seacoast OnlineBecome special in a child’s life” (Linda Armirotto, 4/20/15) LA TimesFestival of Books: Matt Taibbi, Steve Lopez on socio-economic clout” (Nathan Deuel, 4/19/15) BBC MUNDO Why the American Dream is endangered” (4/19/15) Boston Globe What the man behind the ‘American Dream’ really meant” (Globe Staff, 4/16/15) American Thinker Our Kids: Why They Are in Trouble” (John Horvat II, 4/26/15) Irish Examner The American dream has rapidly become a nightmare for the poor” (Victoria White, 4/16/15) Huffington PostOpportunity Inequality: The Plight of America’s Poor Kids” (Frank Islam and Ed Crego, 4/15/15) Huffington Post Our Kids: Could We Just Listen to Robert Putnam’s Plea to America?” (Karen Gross, 4/14/15) Saporta Report Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis” (Kathleen Wagner, 4/13/15) Kansas City PostClass divides are killing the American Dream, writes Robert Putnam in ‘Our Kids’” (4/11/15) Seattle Times Class divides are killing the American dream, writes Robert Putnam in ‘Our Kids’” (Alan Wolfe, 4/10/15) ABC News US developing into caste society: Robert Putnam” (4/10/15) Caffeinated ThoughtsRick Santorum Talks to Iowa State Legislators” (Shane Vander Hart, 4/9/15) Christian Post “Harvard Professor Robert Puntam on Rich/Poor Opportunity Gap: Kids Need Two Parents, Churches Can Do More Than Government (Napp Nazworth, 4/9/15) Christian Post.  “Poor Kids Devastated by Isolation From Family, Church, Community, Harvard Professor Robert Putnam Says” (Napp Nazworth, 4/8/15) Huffington Post “Putnam’s Path Forward for ‘Our Kids’ Should Start With the Upside-Down Tax Code” (Andrea Levere, 4/7/15) Global Times. Social divide threatens all American value” (Charles Gray, 4/6/15) Brattleboro Reformer. We pay the price: sooner, or later” (4/4/15) Brookings “Robert Putnam on ‘Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis’” (Brookings Cafeteria Podcast, 4/3/15) Boston Public Radio WGBH “Robert Putnam on US Inequality: ‘Kids Are Living in Two Universes” (Will Roseliep, 4/3/15) Yahoo FinanceWhy fewer American kids will get a chance at upward mobility” (Joanna Campione, 4/1/15) Back to the Top Desert NewsPoor American kids grow up without ‘airbags,’ Harvard professor says” (Eric Shulzke, 3/31/15) Aspen Institute”WATCH LIVE: Robert Putnam Discusses his Latest Book ‘Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis” (Simone Peer, 3/30/15) BrookingsPoverty, isolation, and opportunity” (Richard Reeves and Emily Cuddy, 3/31/15) Huffington PostWant to Solve Inequality and Child Poverty End the War on Drugs” (Inge Fryklund, 3/31/15) Washington PostRobert Putnam fights America’s ‘opportunity gap’ with religious fervor” (Cathy Lynn Grossman, 3/30/15) Boston HeraldBarone: Some signs say breakdown in family can be fought” (Michael Barone, 3/30/15) Huffington PostThe Cost of Doing Nothing” (Tracy Hoover, 3/30/15) City Journal “Robert Putnam’s Mission” (Kay Hymowitz, 3/27/15) National ReviewCan America’s Family Break-Breakdown Problem Be Reversed?” (Michael Barone, 3/27/15) Washington PostWhat happens when gray mixes with brown in America” (Catherine Rampell, 3/26/15) Washington Post Why so many empty church pews? Here’s what money, sex, divorce and TV are doing to American Religion” (Bradford Wilcox, 3/26/15) Brookings Parents as college boosters: A social mobility challenge” (Richard Reeves, 3/26/15) Sandusky RegisterReviews Pouring in for Robert Putnam book” (Tom Jackson, 3/25/15) Chicago Tonight “Robert Putnam on the American Dream in Crisis” (Paul Caine, 3/24/15) Illinois Public Media News Robert Putnam: Growing Inequality Threatens The American Dream, But We Can Still Fix It” (3/23/15) New Books In Political ScienceOur Kids: The American Dream in Crisis” (3/23/15) CBS Money WatchAmerica’s next economic crisis is already here” (Aimee Picchi, 3/23/15) Keene Sentinel New book by Jaffrey author, Harvard professor, packs a punch” (Stephen Gilbert, 3/22/15) The Blade “Port Clinton’s kids, then and now, speak to all of us” (Marina Bolotnikova, 3/22/15) The Globe and MailMarriage is the new class divide” (Margaret Wente, 3/21/15) Concord Monitor “Harvard’s Putnam sees Primary as way to shine spotlight on ‘opportunity gap’” (Iain Wilson, 3/21/15) Mind ShiftFeeling Alone as the Opportunity Gap Widens for Kids” (Holly Korbey, 3/20/15) The Economist  “The new class divide” (The Data Team, 3/20/15) ClevelandIn ‘Our Kids,’ Ohio native Robert D. Putnam finds an ‘opportunity gap’ that few poor children can leap” (Robert L. Smith, 3/19/15) PBS News HourWhat’s splitting a new generation of have and have-nots” (3/19/15) PBS News HourWhy you should care about other people’s kids” (Robert Putnam, 3/19/15) Market Watch Why the American Dream is unraveling, in 4 charts” (Jeremy Olshan, 3/19/15) Market Watch Why the American Dream is unraveling, in 4 charts” (Jeremy Olshan, 3/19/15) WAMC Northeast Public Radio “Our Kids: The American Dream In Crisis’ By Robert Putnam” (Joe Donahue, 3/18/15) To the PointIs the American Dream out of Reach for Our Poor Kids?” (3/18/15) LA TimesPoor kids’ brains don’t work as well as rich kids’ brains do” (Doyle McManus, 3/18/15) The New Yorker “Iran, Inequality, and the Battle of American Norms” (Adam Gopink, 3/17/15) The AtlanticGrowing Up Alone?” (Hope Reese, 3/18/15) LA Times “How ‘social air bags’ for rich kids exacerbate unequal opportunity” (Doyle McManus, 3/17/15) Market Watch Rich kids use the Internet to get ahead, and poor kids use it ‘mindlessly’” (Jeremy Olshan, 3/17/15) Bloomberg View How Hollywood Can Save Our Families” (Megan McArdle, 3/17/15) American Thinker “‘Our Kids’ are ‘Coming Apart’ Because Liberals” (Christoper Chantrill, 3/17/15) The Week “Conservative scolds have a vision. But they don’t have a plan.” (Damon Linker, 3/17/15) Washington Post “The effects of inequality on America’s kids” (Michael Gerson, 3/16/15) New York Post Tale of two Americas: It’s not all about race” (Rich Lowry, 3/16/15) Vox “How low social mobility hurts children – and what we need to do about it” (Danielle Kurtzlebern, 3/16/15) Slate “Yes, Culture Helped Kill the Two-Parent Family. And Liberals Shouldn’t Be Afraid to Admit It. “ (Jordan Weismann, 3/16/15) National Review “Rosemary Putnam, Social Capitalist” (Kathryn Jean Lopez, 3/16/15) Chicago Sun TimesAbout that neighbor on the subway” (Kathryn Jean Lopez, 3/15/15) Duluth News Tribune “Local View: Duluth needs to support all ‘our kids’” (Doug Bowen-Bailey, 3/15/15) St.Louis Post-DispatchIn ‘Our Kids,’ author finds class, not race, is the controlling element” (Tim Bross, 3/15/15) New York Times “For Poorer and Richer” (Ross Douthat, 3/14/15) In These TimesOn David Brooks and the ‘Moral Failures’ of the Poor” (Emmet Rensin, 3/14/15) Forbes How Bad Is Child Poverty?” (Adam Ozimek, 3/14/15) *Houston Chronicle.Social scientist opens discussion about race and class in ‘Our Kids’”(Alan Wolfe, 3/13/15) MSNBC The Cycle “‘Income Inequality’ A Problem In Schools Because Some Kids Receive Better Parenting” (Ian Schwartz, 3/12/15) HuffPost Live “Our Kids Author Robert D. Putnam LIVE” (Nancy Redd, 3/12/15) The Christian Science Monitor “‘Our Kids’ suggests an American dream out of reach for many (David Hugh Smith, 3/12/15) Chronicle of Higher Education “Can Robert Putnam Save the American Dream?” (Marc Parry, 3/12/15) RollingStone For David Brooks, the Rich Are People, the Poor Are Numbers” (Matt Taibbi, 3/11/15) Wall Street Journal “Bootstraps Aren’t Enough” (Bradford Wilcox, 3/11/15) New Republic “Income, Not Culture, is What Divides America Now” (Reuben Thomas Finighan, 3/11/15) Washington MonthlyImmobile in America” (Richard D. Kahlenberg, 3/11/15) CBS News Money Watch Study: For poor U.S. kids, the bootstraps are tearing loose” (Aimee Picchi, 3/11/15) Harvard Kennedy School Policy Cast The End of The American Dream?” (Harvard Kennedy School, 3/11/15) WBUR: On Point  with Tom Ashbrook “Why ‘Our Kids’ Aren’t Still Winning Today” (Tom Ashbrook, 3/11/15) The Guardian Our Kids by Robert Putnam review – stark portrait of grails facing millenials” (Nona Willis Aronowitz, 3/11/15) Huffington Post Our Kids, Our Future” (Jane Williams and Susan Sawyers, 3/11/14) Harvard Kennedy School Magazine Minding the Gap” (3/10/15) The American Conservative “The Broken Social Contract” (Rod Dreher, 3/10/15) The Conversation “The growing opportunity gap facing American children” (Reuben Thomas Finighan, 3/10/15) National Catholic Reporter Good News & Bad” (Michael Sean Winters, 3/10/15) NPR “The Numbers Add Up To This: Less And Less Opportunity For Poor Kids” (Marilyn Geewax, 3/10/15) Education Next “Behind the Headline: The Terrible Loneliness of Growing Up Poor in Robert Putnam’s America” (Education Next, 3/10/15) Hugh Hewitt “Robert Putnam’s ‘Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis” (Hugh Hewitt, 3/9/15) Education Week “Robert Putnam: When Did Poor Kids Stop Being ‘Our Kids’?” (Sarah D. Sparks, 3/9/15) LinkedInThe American Dream Is In Crisis, And Here’s How I know It” (Robert D. Putnam, 3/8/15) NPR “‘Bowling Alone’ Author Tackles The American Dream” (Scott Simon, 3/7/15) Brookings InstituteI’ll get by with a little help: Relationships and opportunity in America” (Richard V. Reeves and Emily Cuddy, 3/6/15) Washington PostRobert Putnam discusses economic inequality” (3/6/15) Washington Post Book review: ‘Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis’ by Robert D. Putnam” (Alan Wolfe, 3/6/15) *Financial Times Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis’, by Robert Putnam” (Francis Fukuyama, 3/6/15) Swarthmore News & Events “Noted Author Robert Putnam ’63 Sees the American Dream in Crisis” (3/6/15) Washington Post. “The terrible loneliness of growing up poor in Robert Putnam’s America(Emily Badger, 3/6/15) Kirkus Reviews. “Our Kids” (Kirkus Review, 3/3/15) Sandusky Register. “Famed Port Clinton author to release new book(Tom Jackson, 3/2/15) Marginal Revolution. “Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis(Tyler Cowen, 2/27/15)   To read more articles about Dr. Putnam’s work, visit the Saguaro Seminar website. *requires subscription **requires translation