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  • The Civil Rights Act at 50: Why We Still Need Liberation Policy

    Written by Maya Rockeymoore
    Maya Rockeymoore

    Hearing President Obama's speech on the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, we are encouraged by the progress America has made to live up to its promise. Yet it marks a bittersweet moment. For although there are no more Bull Connors with dogs chasing down African Americans, we continue to bury our head in the sand regarding racial economic inequality.

    Written on Friday, April 11 2014 13:20 Read more
  • Natural Selection, not Lottery

    Written by Scott Carroll
    Scott Carroll

    The secret to the great success of American industry and innovation throughout the country's short history, to its now default position at the forefront of the world economy, is also the missing link in the mystery of the country's failing education system. Imagine the proposal to make college admissions and corporate and industry personnel decisions on a basis not of individual merit but the results of a random lottery; and yet, this is exactly the latest new thing in education at the lower levels of our education system.

    Written on Thursday, April 10 2014 09:37 Read more
  • The President and the Pope: What’s Missing from their Inequality Talk

    Written by Maya Rockeymoore
    Maya Rockeymoore

    Perhaps years from now, when President Obama writes his autobiography about his time in office, we’ll learn all the details about his conversation with Pope Francis. We knew before the meeting that economic inequality would be a topic of discussion, and afterwards we were told it was part of the conversation.

    Written on Tuesday, April 01 2014 09:22 Read more
  • Mother Nature Always Wins: My #WaterStory

    Written by Lisa Schechtman
    Lisa Schechtman

    Before I entered the fray of Washington, I lived in Colorado. It was an amazing life, one in which I was surrounded by awe-inspiring beauty, and humbled by Mother Nature herself. As I approach another World Water Day in my new world, absent of mountains but full of a lot that is equally meaningful, I'm joining WaterAid supporters across the country in reflecting on an everyday moment when I was reminded of how important water really is. That moment came high in the mountains of the western slope of the Continental Divide, near Vail, Colorado.

    Written on Friday, March 21 2014 10:14 Read more
  • Experts Agree: It's Time to End Inequities That Impact Education and Health

    Written by Terri Wright
    Terri Wright

    We have a good understanding of why students drop out of high school. But if we know this, why aren't students succeeding in schools and why aren't schools succeeding in helping them?

    Written on Thursday, March 13 2014 11:22 Read more

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