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Philly schools can't hire enough plumbers. So they're growing their own

Kristen Graham covers the Philadelphia School District. A native Philadelphian – and a product of the school system and Temple University – she has written about everything from crime and county gover... read more

How do Americans view poverty? Many blue-collar whites, key to Trump, criticize poor people as lazy and content to stay on welfare

He has no phone; he can't afford ... they've had enough money to buy clothes. Last winter, they ran out of coal. Because they're both too old to dig their own, they tried to buy some. But they couldn' ... read more

Crain's investigation: Unpaid wages a growing problem for Chicago-area workers

A spokesman for SMG Corp. of Philadelphia, which manages Soldier Field for the city of Chicago, says, “It's less expensive” to hire ... “They're able to undercut us in the bid process if they're not f... read more

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Stay Put, Young Man

Nobody has a better reason to pick up and move than someone who can’t find a job—or at least so ... plumbers, nurses, nannies, elementary school teachers, and other working-class Americans, would rece... read more


Dayton Duncan Interview

I think he, he offered Clark not only to be a co-captain, but he said, "If you can't do this ... on the fire, so that they know that they're coming into contact with Indian peoples, who've come in con... read more

I Love My Job: Jinxed Owner Mike Supermodel on Building a Philly Empire

That’s when I was like I’m out; I can’t do this anymore. I opened up the first store within a year. Owning a business in Philly is… the best. Each neighborhood is like its own ecosystem, so people ... ... read more

Seacoast tradesmen warn of growing lack of workers

One of them, Steve Turner, opened Turner's Upholstery in Rye 30 years ago and said he can't grow ... to hire a plumber. "So if someone gets in the field now," he said, "they're going to make a lot mor... read more

Public Schools for Sale?

And he said to the states, you can't ... schools are not public schools. They're private corporations. BILL MOYERS: So this puts their accountability off limits, right? DIANE RAVITCH: Right. And in fa... read more

NBA Power Rankings: Where All 30 Teams Rank After 2018 Draft

Unlike the other bottom feeders, the Brooklyn Nets don't have a shiny new lottery pick on which to pin their hopes. Instead, they're ... So how can he comfortably share the floor with John Wall, Marki... read more

Votes and Vowels: A Changing Accent Shows How Language Parallels Politics

Since vowels evidently abhor a vacuum, this empty slot was eventually filled by the “o” sound, so that “pod” came to be ... to new speech patterns isn’t always enough to cause people to adapt their ow... read more

A Southwest Phila. school that runs on fumes

"We're just asking for enough to educate our kids properly," she said. Her school, at 55th and Kingsessing in Southwest Philadelphia ... of their own pocket to fill their classrooms, the ones who burn ... read more

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