Looking back at my journey from a student in the Haitian school system to leading the third largest school system in the United States, I have learned one very important thing -- we must always genuinely show the deepest respect for the communities that we serve.
I was caught in a moment of raw humanity. I was not staring into the eyes of a junkie. I was not staring into the eyes of a con man. I was looking into the eyes of a fellow human being who was suffering and who was grateful for my help.
Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of Oxfam International, helped set the tone for this year's World Economic Forum by releasing the comprehensive report that disclosed that the world's richest 1 percent are on track own more than half of the world's wealth by next year. It is fair to say that the report has been a hot topic at many panel sessions and in informal gatherings.
It is a national disgrace that so many poor children live in the United States of America -- the world's richest economy. It doesn't have to be this way. It's costly. And it's the greatest threat to our future national, economic and military security.
My definition of man is not measured in weight: the outrageous number you can lift in the gym, the heftiness of the diamond you slip on some materialistic finger. It is measured by your ability to stoically look down the barrel of vulnerability.
For change to happen, we must focus our resources on mechanisms of support. There is another way forward that does not involve punishment or jail. It's time to stop criminalizing victims and provide help instead.
I agree that to truly activate change, we must inspire the next generation and we must inspire each other.
Studies have found that by age 4, children in lower income families have heard 30 million fewer words than their more affluent peers. This disparity in hearing words directly translates into a disparity in learning words
There are many reasons why you shouldn't do service work: You don't get paid, the work is tedious, and you get absolutely nothing in return. It's not rocket science. It just seems that way because there's always an excuse not to do it.
There are many things to consider when contemplating retirement. It is one of life's sea changes and if not carefully considered, there can be many surprising outcomes.
I want you to learn another way to feel love in the world. It doesn't just have to come from the people you already have in your life. There are always people in the world who are alone or having a hard time who could use a smile in their day and you have the power to give that to them.
The government needs to adopt user-friendly data tools that allow anyone to access, analyze and share information, both internally in the agency and externally with the public. Data is too important of a resource to be locked up behind archaic, monolithic systems.
There are plenty of reasons to embrace the value of sharing, even if it's difficult to lump all of those reasons together into one philosophical framework.
Too many people in our part of the world have given up on the idea of seeking peace. They live with a mixture of denial and apathy. But this won't work in the long run. More people will have to realize the benefits of peace.
When you are a child, reading alone can be lonely. If you don't know the meaning of a word, there's no one to ask, and if you stumble on a pronunciation, no one will help you smooth it out. So we decided to design a pilot program called "Pajama Program Reading Buddy Plus.
In this week's installment of "Chicken Soup For The Soul Moments," old and sometimes hidden treasures can come back to life. The Pop-Up Repair Shop was opened to reduce the use-and-discard cycle of consumer goods.
All Across Africa is founded on the principle of fighting global poverty through providing economic independence. "Our first and primary focus is to create jobs that change lives."
What difference does your money make when you invest or divest? You might be conservative and want nature to remain beautiful forever. You might be liberal and want to undo environmental injustices.