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Think Honestly and Critically About Reading and the Written Word

Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D | Posted 07.31.2015 | Education
Lee-Anne Gray Psy.D

As I delved deeper into Paul Thomas' work, and directed energy to the urgent nature of his calls for action and attention to class and race inequity in America, I found that we share many commonalities.

The Best Quotations (and Key Themes) From the Pope's Environmental Manifesto (Part 2)

Andrew Winston | Posted 07.09.2015 | Green
Andrew Winston

The pope provides a moving and profound view on the deep connection between environmental and social issues, between humans and animals, and between spiritual and practical. He also hits head-on the contentious issue of man's "dominion" over nature: Many have interpreted the Bible to indicate that man should conquer nature, but the pope explains how wrong that reading is.

Bold Higher Education Ideas Are Only Bold if There Is Follow Through

Brad C. Phillips | Posted 04.15.2015 | Education
Brad C. Phillips

Bold higher education ideas are only bold if there is sufficient follow through to ensure all students who do their part to make it to college, achieve the economic advantages of a college degree.

Private Property and Inequity

Joel Tauber | Posted 04.07.2015 | Politics
Joel Tauber

As I eat dinner with my wife and our two young boys in our home in Winston-Salem, I think about how there might be more childhood hunger in our city than anywhere else in our country. How can we allow that horrific reality to occur in such a wealthy place?

Kids, Trauma, and Adult Jail

Marcos Barbery | Posted 03.28.2015 | Crime
Marcos Barbery

In the adult system, resource-poor kids are sitting ducks for prosecutors, who are notorious for overcharging the indigent. The adult jail conditions are so dire they place additional pressure on kids to give up and plead guilty to jacked charges.

The Sharing Project

Joel Tauber | Posted 08.17.2014 | Arts
Joel Tauber

I've been struggling for the last couple of years to understand the concept of sharing and how to teach it to our young son Zeke. We have a lot of questions.

Do States Really Care About Equity in Higher Education?

Marybeth Gasman | Posted 05.14.2014 | Education
Marybeth Gasman

For so long, we have looked to colleges and universities to achieve more equitable outcomes among their student populations, but we have forgotten that their ability to do so is limited by poor state leadership and policies.

Closing the Global Pain Divide

Felicia M. Knaul | Posted 11.25.2013 | Impact
Felicia M. Knaul

Pain medications, primarily medicinal opioids, have been proven to be cheap, effective, and feasible to administer even in the poorest countries. Yet, in all but the richest countries of our world, access is pitifully low.

Alex Kotlowitz on Poverty and Schools

Susan Sawyers | Posted 12.08.2012 | Education
Susan Sawyers

We are far from perfect and tend not to talk about ways to overcome poverty. In fact, many turn a blind eye toward the intractable issues of race, ethnicity and poverty. But for Kotlowitz, it is a question of getting to those issues.

Grab the Land

Josh Tetrick | Posted 06.03.2012 | Impact
Josh Tetrick

For millions of indigenous villagers and pastoralists it means forced relocation, loss of livelihoods, and a death blow to their ancient cultures. Ethiopia is a sad example of the worst of these outcomes.

Philanthropies and Education: Breaking the Cycle of Systemic Inequity

Kevin Welner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Kevin Welner

As long as the power imbalances and participatory inequality continue, then the voices of those communities that are the actual foci of these reform efforts are effectively silenced.

The United States of Transportation Inequity

Laura Barrett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Barrett

The overwhelming majority of Americans want more public transportation, not less. But if cuts are an inconvenience for Americans who have transportation options, they can be a disaster for Americans who don't.

30% Unemployment, Pre-Recession: Immigrant Communities Need Real Recovery

Seth Freed Wessler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Seth Freed Wessler

For communities of color, 'recovery' can be a vapid term. People of color consistently face rates of unemployment higher than what whites experience in the worst recessions.

Solving The Buffett Conundrum On Taxes

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama has leaked his first budget outline, and it appears he is serious about attempting to fix this tax policy travesty.