1. 8. Why is poverty a serious problem for education in the US and how does it affect education reforms?
2. 9. Why do some people say the US middle class is disappearing? What do they feel are the causes? What can be done?
3. 10. What does William Domhoff say about wealth and income inequality in the US and how does that affect power? Include in your discussion information from the charts about wealth and inequality in America.
4. 11. Discuss the welfare reform changes of the early 1990s. What was changed and why? What were the results?
5. 12. According to the Capitalism Hits the Fan film, why did American wages stop rising in the 1970s, and how has did Americans cope? Discuss.
6. 13. Discuss how Keynsian economics and Supply Side economics are supposed to work, and the political battles and policy shifts that have occurred.