John Marsh is associate professor of English at Penn State University. He is the author of two previous books: Class Dismissed: Why We Cannot Teach or Learn Our Way out of Inequality and Hog Butchers, Beggars, and Busboys: Poverty, Labor, and the Making of Modern American Poetry. Marsh is also the editor of You Work Tomorrow: An Anthology of American Labor Poetry, 1929-1941. He lives in State College, Pennsylvania, with his wife and daughter.
Marsh argues that we cannot educate our way out of poverty as we will continue to have millions of low-wage jobs that don't require college degrees. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jon Schmidt
Well researched and written, this book should stimulate important thinking about our expectations about schools.Published 10 months ago by Bruce Lindgren
Had to get this book for a class, and it is well written and brings some interesting points to the table regarding the American education system and poverty. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Claire H.
John Marsh, an English professor teaching the literature he loves, wraps his brain around economics and politics and explicates both clearly and forcefully to substantiate his... Read morePublished 21 months ago by BookLook
John Marsh has a very interesting perspective of the issue of poverty in the United States. Why do we put so much emphases on education to fix poverty and inequality? Read morePublished on April 21, 2013 by Tony
i haven't read it yet. but it's a new. no bents. i hope to read it over the summer along with all the others.Published on January 24, 2013 by Pheng Khang
The most impacting way out of poverty is to get married and stay married. Single moms in America have an average income of $24,000 vs. $60,000 for those who are married. Read morePublished on January 1, 2013 by Angelo Mysterioso