Operation Santa and Poverty

Today we’re reading Caleb Brennan’s “Operation Santa Is a Horror Story About American PovertyThe New Republic. After reading the article answer the following questions:

  • What is the article’s thesis? Feel free to copy and paste it here.
  • Why do you think the author provides the history of Operation Santa? What does it tell us about poverty in the US?
  • What do you think of some of the solutions to child poverty the author describes? 
  • How does child poverty challenge our ideas about the American Dream or American identity? 

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