Time To Close The Opportunity Gap

07/19/2012 03:02 pm ET | Updated Sep 18, 2012
  • MELODY C. BARNES and JOHN BRIDGELAND Politico

The persistent and binary debates — do we need more or less government or do we simply let the markets work — have worn thin, as communities across America bring together all sectors to find real solutions. Examples abound of school districts boosting high school graduation rates, communities reducing teenage pregnancy and programs giving youth who are out of school and unemployed the education and training they need to get a decent-paying job. We can build from this progress.

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