Unleashing Opportunity: Why Escaping Poverty Requires a Shared Vision of Justice

In Unleashing Opportunity: Why Escaping Poverty Requires a Shared Vision of Justice, Michael Gerson, Stephanie Summers and Shared Justice Editor Katie Thompson explore five key issues that are taking a disproportionate and devastating toll on low-income Americans.

Topics include:

  • The Importance of Early Childhood

  • The Foster Care to Trafficking Pipeline

  • Juvenile Justice Reform

  • The Graduation Gap

  • Predatory Payday Lending

For each topic, Gerson puts a lens on the magnitude of the problem, Summers applies a public justice framework for considering solutions, and Thompson tells the story of real Americans who have experienced these issues first hand.