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.
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When companies are fined for malfeasance, their shareholders pay the price. The real culprits at the top of these companies rarely need to worry.
"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.
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.
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?
David Sokol's actions have also unfairly impugned the reputation of Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett.
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...
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.
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...
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.
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.
While urgency has increased and many fresh faces have taken up the cause, the core ideas guiding education reform have remained remarkably stable.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
C. Dixon Osburn
Director, Law and Security
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