Lane Anderson
Lane Anderson writes about causes for the national edition—including issues such as poverty, hunger, and social inequality. She lives in New York City, where she has taught at Columbia University and Yeshiva University. She holds an MFA from Columbia University.

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Child poverty dropped for the first time in 13 years — but 14 million American kids still live in poverty.
Two years ago, after the Sandy Hook shootings, Boise mom Liza Long wrote a blog post that went viral about her struggles with her mentally ill teenager. Today her son is healthy, and her new book is a plea for ...
The country's elite colleges still, by and large, admit mostly rich kids. Still, some schools are bucking the trend and opening their gates to high-performing kids from modest backgrounds.
Disasters create lots of good intentions — but they can be misplaced. Of the 300 charities created in the aftermath of 9/11, only a few are still around.
From active military to vets — American soldiers and their families are going hungry.
A study of 800 Baltimore school kids finds that those born poor stay poor.
"Poverty penalties" — exorbitant fines for things like expired plates and overdue traffic tickets — profit from the poor, and too often land them in jail. Fines by Ferguson's court system surged by ...
Corey Allred went to India four years ago to start a school and noticed that girls started disappearing from the rolls. His search for them led to brothels in Mumbai and unearthed an epidemic in sex trafficking...
In America, 3.6 million people work at fast-food chains — and on Thursday they will hold the biggest walkout to date over low wages and benefits.
Most Americans are eating better — more whole grains and fresh produce — than they were 12 years ago. But those are the very foods that low-income families can't afford.