Teaching: Poverty War College

Poverty War College

The war on poverty will probably remain a mere holding action until many more affluent Americans feel the dirt, know the hurt and get mad enough to fight. Last week a group of 100 unimpoverished individuals paid $45 each in tuition to learn that motivation. The educational effort was the work, appropriately enough, of a Franciscan priest who sent businessmen, skilled laborers, housewives and church workers into the slums of one of the nation's otherwise most serenely sunny cities, Phoenix. The Rev. Gavin Griffith, 31, ran his poverty war college...

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