New York Digest

This is a compendium of articles that shine a light on some of the darker corners of New York (and US) life. Comments welcomed:

 

EDUCATION

Pressure on schools to reach targets leads to kids learning maths while doing PE!

http://www.pressherald.com/news/doing-the-math-during-phys-ed-fun-kids-learn_2013-03-04.html

 

Performance-enhancing drugs are common among high school students, in rare cases leading to suicide, as here:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/03/us/concerns-about-adhd-practices-and-amphetamine-addiction.html?pagewanted=all

 

New York Mag’s front page feature was headed: High School Is A Sadistic Institution:

http://nymag.com/news/features/high-school-2013-1/

 

 

CIVIL RIGHTS

Your right to legal representation may be enshrined in the constitution, but if you earn more than $30,000 per year in a family of four, or if your case falls into a number of categories then that right will be waived in many US states:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/16/us/16gideon.html?smid=tw-share

 

THE US DEFINITION OF ‘CARE’

Some would say this ‘Godsend’ lawyer has just spotted a gap in the market:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/10/nyregion/for-families-struggling-with-mental-illness-carolyn-wolf-is-a-guide-in-the-darkness.html?ref=mentalhealthanddisorders

 

 

 

 

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