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Our Kids Aren't the Only Ones Suffering From Inequality. We're Failing Our Parents Too!

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 06.04.2015 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

Yes, by all means, let's talk about inequality of opportunity for our kids because that's where it all starts. But let's also remember that those kids grow up, and when they do, it doesn't get easier. The scars of childhood last a lifetime.

Robert Putnam's Our Kids and Reclaiming the American Dream

John Thompson | Posted 05.21.2015 | Education
John Thompson

I doubt that Putnam fully realizes how appreciative teachers are of his efforts to shift our toxic education debates to a conversation about the real problem, the opportunity gap. To close the racial and economic achievement gaps, we must regain the confidence required to tackle out-of-school issues as well as in-school issues.

American Innovation Can Narrow the Opportunity Gap for Kids

Wendy Lazarus | Posted 05.06.2015 | Impact
Wendy Lazarus

Both parties should renew their commitment to that most basic American value -- the American Dream -- and show how they will deliver on that promise to the families of today. They can also point to a little American ingenuity to get the job done.

Robert Putnam - And Why Community Schools Matter

Martin J. Blank | Posted 06.28.2015 | Education
Martin J. Blank

In his book, Putnam recognizes the power and potential of community schools to address some of the challenges that our young people, our families, our communities and the entire society face.

Staggering Number Of Foster Kids Don't Finish High School, College

AP | KELLI KENNEDY | Posted 12.31.2011 | Education

When Carey Sommer entered foster care in California, he left his mom, his high school and his friends. Bounced from home to home, he changed high scho...