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January 12, 2018

While sitting in class one day, the word “middle-class” caught my attention: I knew where the conversation was headed. The teacher began to discuss what constitutes a middle-class income, and as she spoke, I resisted the urge to shrink in my seat. This was not the first time I’d heard teachers talk about this topic, saying that $40,000 to $50,000 was a decent amount to live on for the average ...

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Recently, Choate Rosemary Hall’s long history of sexual abuse and assault came to light despite the elite private school’s efforts to keep it under wraps for decades. The institution was not forced to face these allegations head-on until alumni spoke up. Some teachers who were investigated and caught were fired, yet left the school with recommendation letters in hand. Many were allowed to continue working in academia even though Connecticut ...