Tag Archives | New Orleans

Andre Perry, Ph.D. | Why better test scores won’t fix society

I am a New Orleanian and those of us who consider New Orleans home only have to leave our city for a few days to understand the spirit of place that is community. But spirit alone cannot sustain community; along with the spirit of a place, community members need very real resources to thrive. In this regard, theorists MacIver and Page offer a good definition of community. In their 1949 […]

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Darlene Wolnik | Food, farmers markets, and community

As a blue-collar kid raised in the downward-spiraling Midwest, I never really understood the idea of languorous family dinners, large holiday gatherings and impromptu get-togethers. My family, like so many others, broke into pieces early on with my parents’ divorce. Since earlier generations had died young, or moved to other states for employment reasons, my family was tiny to begin with, so the lack of relatives left no discernible hole […]

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