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A Field of One’s Own

In the new food culture, farming as an ethos is hip. Farming as an industry, however, is in need of some serious revitalization.

A Philadelphia Story

Mayoral control has its critics, and “Report Card” is among them, believing that the public deserves much more control over education policy. But there’s a chilling possibility that for the elites and the profiteers, the present-day structures are too democratic.

Footsteps into a New Life

When Chana was in her teens, she told her mother that she wanted to go to college. Her mom’s response was immediate and vitriolic. “She told me she’d have me locked me up in a psych ward if I applied,” she recalls.


The Brooklyn Rail

JUNE 2012

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