Like all of you I can't ignore what's happening in our country and in our world. Except for the stock market, the financial outlook for most people ...
Higher education today embodies individualistic, hypercompetitive achievement norms which contribute to inequality in a number of ways. And it has enormous, if often unacknowledged, power shaping career plans of its students and helping to authorize "what counts" in the intellectual life of the nation.
Apart from passionate support for their national sports teams, hatred of government corruption and "crony capitalism" is one of the few issues that unite all social groups in developing countries.
How does "getting together" actually unify and strengthen, rather than scatter, a given movement for social change?
Just as Gutenberg did not anticipate his press would promote literacy, mass media, and eventually enable the rise of Twitter, today's technological developments have immeasurable possibilities.
At age 53, the reformist Jakarta governor, Joko Widodo -- or 'Jokowi' -- is very likely to become Indonesia's next president.
Thi Quang Lam, a former general in the South Vietnamese army talks about issues related to contemporary Vietnam and its growing unrest, spurred in large part by China's aggression and Hanoi's muted response.
There is very little "free" about the market in Rangoon.
Although I think the founders didn't mean to exclude women, I know they didn't mean to include corporations. Religious freedom does not include the right to deny your employees contraception.
As we observe the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, we will hear a common refrain: We still have a long way to go toward realizing Dr. King's Dream.
The drive to privatize educational governance, especially with respect to expansion of charter schools, has two unstated goals. One is to open up the vast education market to individuals looking for a new profitable place to invest their capital. Another is more cynical.
You might think the times of oppression had passed, you might think we've got plenty of free choices on our hands. I might think just the opposite. G...
With midterm elections four months away, there are signs that a bitterly polarized electorate will again deliver a government incapable of working together. This is our era's sad twist on the maxim "all politics is local." You can win local elections at the extremes. But you can't govern from there.
Change is hard and change is scary. So, it's all the more important that when we're making big changes -- especially to essential public services like education -- we take more care to focus on the goal and bring all the stakeholders together.
If Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is expecting the United States to deliver the $1.3 billion in annual military assistance without any delays or restrictions, he may be in for a "rude awakening," as Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Robert Menendez said during a hearing on Egypt earlier this month.
OK, "ignorant" may be too harsh a word, but how else do we label the twin facts that only 14 percent of adults in the United States know that the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects the press and that nearly 30 percent cannot name a single right guaranteed by that amendment?