Education Policy For Alienated America

President Donald Trump speaks to the “Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit,” Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) ASSOCIATED PRESS Tim Carney begins his fascinating and challenging book Alienated America with Donald Trump’s campaign-launch pronouncement that, “Sadly, the American Dream is dead.” Carney marshals a wealth of evidence, both systematic and impressionistic, that confirms that for many Americans, this is unfortunately true. But why? “I think the answer is this,” he writes, “strong communities have crumbled, and much of America has been left abandoned, without the web of human…

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