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Afghanistan: No More Excuses

Jim Wallis | Posted 07.12.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

After 10 long years, the national conversation on the war in Afghanistan has changed significantly. And now, the hunt for Osama bin Laden, used for years to justify the war, is over.

The Global Economy's Corporate Crime Wave

Jeffrey Sachs | Posted 07.08.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Sachs

When companies are fined for malfeasance, their shareholders pay the price. The real culprits at the top of these companies rarely need to worry.

An Open Letter to Arne Duncan

Randy Turner | Posted 07.05.2011 | Education
Randy Turner

"Data" and "accountability" are code words for an educational system that embraces the same kind of failed business model that put this country in the economic crisis it is in today.

Look out! Here Comes The Mom Bandwagon

Jamie Bechtel | Posted 07.03.2011 | Impact
Jamie Bechtel

If the difference you want to make is to improve the lives of women and the communities they support, then make sure you are getting the real deal.

Can We Teach About Osama Bin Laden's Death If It Is Not On The Test?

Randy Turner | Posted 07.02.2011 | Education
Randy Turner

How fortunate is it for students across America that bin Laden's death took place at a time when standardized tests have been completed for this school year?

Give Warren Buffett a Break and Fight the Real Enemy

Yashar Ali | Posted 07.01.2011 | Business
Yashar Ali

David Sokol's actions have also unfairly impugned the reputation of Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett.

How accountable and transparent is your favorite charity? Ask Charity Navigator

Craig Newmark | Posted 06.05.2011 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Okay, I'm now talking to a lot of professionals in the nonprofit world. I'm hearing that most nonprofits are fine, but there still a whole bunch who a...

When It Comes to Teaching, Who Needs Experience?

Randy Turner | Posted 06.04.2011 | Education
Randy Turner

In Missouri, a bill has been proposed which would eliminate tenure and the due process it guarantees and allow administrators and school boards to fire teachers with or without reason.

Memos From The Developing World: Cairo, Corruption and Cultural Change

Marcelo Giugale | Posted 05.29.2011 | World
Marcelo Giugale

What makes a middle-class, middle-age, Middle-Eastern mother risk her life, liberty and livelihood to join street demonstrators and stand up against a...

Improving the Contractor Control Status Quo

David Isenberg | Posted 05.26.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

In a paper called "Controlling the Corporate Warrior in Iraq," David Strachan-Morris of the University of Leicester, illustrates the problem of controlling private military contractors.

Meaningful Education Reform Needs Parents

Elizabeth Hampton | Posted 07.23.2012 | Education
Elizabeth Hampton

Without support and buy-in from the school community, i.e. teachers, parents, and students, these turnaround initiatives are nothing more than a well-intentioned rearrangement of furniture.

7 Essentials for Education Reform

Suzanne Tacheny Kubach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Suzanne Tacheny Kubach

While urgency has increased and many fresh faces have taken up the cause, the core ideas guiding education reform have remained remarkably stable.

Lessons From Finland: Teachers And Unions In The World's Best Education System

Justin Snider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Justin Snider

On March 16, I sat down with Finland's Minister of Education, Ms. Henna Virkkunen, for a discussion of the Finnish educational system -- and what less...

It's All My Fault?

Timothy D. Slekar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Timothy D. Slekar

I was not able to see that I would, one day, become a "crappy" teacher -- a teacher that actually cares deeply about children and the learning process.

Why Forgive?

Anne Naylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Naylor

What purpose does forgiving serve? And how do you forgive? The "how" was what I asked myself some 16 years ago, as I went into my divorce feeling emotionally distraught.

Inclusive Growth: From Desirable to Essential

Vinod Thomas | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Vinod Thomas

The concern for inclusive growth, or a growth pattern that includes all income strata, is not new. What is different is the nascent realization that without it, sustained growth will not be possible in the future.

Making Peace with Gaddafi

Dovid Efune | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dovid Efune

What would possess a Jew, whose family had suffered at Gaddafi's hands, to pursue an active agenda in service of Gaddafi's rehabilitation and the furthering of his twisted agenda?

Referral of Libya Attacks to the ICC: Sweet, or Bittersweet?

Diane Marie Amann | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Diane Marie Amann

It's to be hoped the Security Council's newfound spine will translate into helping the ICC as it endeavors to respond responsibly to yet another weighty referral.

Ooh, Aah: PMC Feeling Good

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

Whoa-oa-oa! I feel good, I knew that I would, now I feel good, I knew that I would, now So good, so good, I got you - I Feel Good, James Brown Mov...

Accountability Beyond Rhetoric

Ziad J. Asali, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ziad J. Asali, M.D.

Corruption is a threat to national security and not just a financial crime. We should not be the world's policeman, nor should we be the dictator's patron.

Good Teacher Gone Bad

Timothy D. Slekar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Timothy D. Slekar

In the end, I'm not mad at my son's teacher. She's just a product of the culture. A sad culture designed to create mass failure -- failing students, failing schools, and failing teachers.

When a Jerk Blames the Internet for Being a Jerk

Crystal Syben Haidl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Crystal Syben Haidl

This is a story of two Jerks -- Jerk.com and Is-A-Jerk.com. It unfolds the necessarily complex navigation between privacy, first amendment rights, and accountable practices on the Internet.

Accountability For Members of Congress

Jonathan R. Cole | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan R. Cole

Can't we expect some basic competence demonstrated by our legislative representatives after their election? Other professions do, in fact, require far greater accountability of competence.

The World of Accountability for Bush & Rumsfeld

Human Rights First | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Human Rights First

C. Dixon Osburn Director, Law and Security George W. Bush canceled a scheduled speech in Geneva on February 12 at a dinner in honor of the United Isr...

Knowing When It's Time To Fire Your Boss

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

In a decade of career coaching, I have learned that people don't leave jobs, they leave bad bosses.