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America's Other Deficit

Harry Kresky | Posted 10.10.2011 | Politics
Harry Kresky

Republican presidential candidates blamed President Obama for the downgrade. In so doing they demonstrated the very hyper partisanship that so concerned the S&P analysts.

Time for Sunshine in Sacramento

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 10.09.2011 | Los Angeles
Hoyt Hilsman

Would you believe that, after the recent scandals in California around illegal compensation and government secrecy, the California legislature is keeping the budgets of legislators and legislative committees secret?

Tyler Kingkade

Educators Worry Teachers Are Not Getting Adequate Training, Evaluation | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.26.2011 | Education

WASHINGTON -- Education leaders told a House committee Wednesday to focus on crafting comprehensive blueprint for teacher evaluations as Congress move...

Lights, Camera, Action: Time to Change the Script and Bring in New Directors in Public Education Reform

John H. Jackson | Posted 09.19.2011 | Education
John H. Jackson

To produce transformative educational reform, we must roll the closing credits for self-invested "reformers" and have parents, students and grassroots advocates take their rightful positions on the stage.

Dear Mr. Smith, Our Broken Immigration System Requires Solutions That Embrace Discretion, Not Eliminate It

Mary Giovagnoli | Posted 09.14.2011 | Politics
Mary Giovagnoli

Congressman Lamar Smith has engaged in an all-out effort to turn back the clock on our immigration laws through a series of bills that may tackle one issue at a time, but equal a comprehensive overhaul.

George Ayittey: How to Defeat a Dictator

Thor Halvorssen | Posted 08.24.2011 | World
Thor Halvorssen

Ghanaian economist George Ayittey attended the Oslo Freedom Forum in May. There, he sat down with me to talk about defeating dictators.

Investing in Egypt's Future

John Sullivan | Posted 08.02.2011 | World
John Sullivan

Three major economic issues will have a profound effect on the success of Egypt's revolution: tourism, debt renegotiation, and the power of the informal sector.

FCC Commissioner's Comcast Dash Triggers Wave of Disgust

Timothy Karr | Posted 07.14.2011 | Media
Timothy Karr

Baker's move may become the tipping point for new rules to stop Washington's revolving door from tempting any bureaucrat to exchange a light regulatory hand for the promise of a high-salaried job.

To India and China, With Love: America to Send Back Her Job-Creating Graduates

Dinkar Jain | Posted 07.12.2011 | Business
Dinkar Jain

Never before has a country invited the best brains from around the world, given them an education using her own money and then asked these brains to depart and invest their blossoming talents for the progress and betterment of other nations.

Suggestions for Obama's Medicare Counterproposal

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It's going to be very easy for whatever Obama comes up with to look a lot better than just handing seniors a voucher and saying: "Good luck with that medical insurance marketplace."

Picking up the Pieces

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 06.11.2011 | World
Otaviano Canuto

For the 600 million people living in fragile and conflict affected economies, the threat of relapsing into violence and slipping into deeper poverty i...

Midtown Court Helps Ex-Criminals Become Better Dads | Posted 06.11.2011 | Home

MIDTOWN -- After spending 13 years in prison, Joseph DeJesus is trying to turn his life around. But with no reliable source of income and seven childr...

One Teacher's Vision To Save American Education

Randy Turner | Posted 06.10.2011 | Education
Randy Turner

Why do teachers remain impotent on the sidelines while legislators with no idea of what goes in a classroom are making decisions that affect the lives of millions of American children?

WHO's Real and Urgent Crisis: Its Role in a Changing World

Nandini Oomman | Posted 06.04.2011 | World
Nandini Oomman

On March 23rd, Richard Horton, Editor, The Lancet, "tweeted" a series of 140 character messages in rapid fire about the World Health Organization (W...

AT&T / T-Mobile : Looking Like a Disaster

Tracy Rosenberg | Posted 06.05.2011 | Media
Tracy Rosenberg

To this T-Mobile customer, last week's announcement of a proposed merger between AT&T and T-Mobile sent shivers up my spine. And not just because I anticipate an increase in my wireless bill.

Why 8,000 Eighth-Grade NYC Students Don't Have High School Placements Yet

Michele Somerville | Posted 06.04.2011 | Education
Michele Somerville

We don't need more "selective" or "elite" schools. We need good, safe, solid, diverse high schools for every young person in the system.

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.

Celebrating and Protecting Health Reform for Children

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 06.02.2011 | Home
Marian Wright Edelman

The low cost of covering children compared to the high costs of dealing with the consequences later is a no brainer: An uninsured child costs the local community $2,100 more than coverage for a child with Medicaid.

Education 'Reformer' May Have Been Caught Cheating

Wade Norris | Posted 05.30.2011 | Denver
Wade Norris

A 'reformer' who was on a rising path in Washington political circles has near-to-impossible turnaround scores in schools to bolster her resume.

On Social Security, Beware the False Progressives

Daniel Marans | Posted 05.28.2011 | Politics
Daniel Marans

Halloween has come early this year for Wall Street Democrats, who are busy disguising their plans to gut Social Security as "progressive."

Taking the Economic Road Less Traveled

John Perkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John Perkins

As the events in the Middle East and the tragedy of Japan's earthquake continue to unfold, we are called upon more than ever to transform the U.S. government, one that relies heavily on predatory capitalism.

Confession of a Former Union Hater

Tony Zini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Tony Zini

The union is essential in providing a balance of power on the micro level to teachers and employees who want to be treated fairly.

The King's Speech

Kathryn Cameron Porter | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kathryn Cameron Porter

As we consider the will of a young King to move forward the reforms he started ten years ago, his actions show his commitment to a continuation of reform in Morocco.

Boys Death From Toothache Leads To Greater Dental Care Access For Kids

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

Since Deamonte's death, Congress has recognized dental coverage as an important component of comprehensive care for children, enacting major policy changes to improve kids' coverage.

Starting a Saudi Revolution Without Revolutionaries

Sabria Jawhar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sabria Jawhar

Sometimes people are so hopeful about the prospect of more bloodshed spilled in the Middle East that they resort to stretching the truth to further their agenda.