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Healing Public Health Care Finances: Budget Reforms That Work

Benedict Clements | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Benedict Clements

Heath care reform is tricky. On the one hand, providing access to affordable health care is of paramount importance. But spending on health care is putting enormous pressure on public purses all over the world, and it's only getting worse.

Equity at the Core of International Score

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Rep. Mike Honda

One of the greatest lessons to be learned from the Program for International Student Assessment report released this month is that equity matters.

Poor PISA Performance Requires Radical Curriculum Rethink

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Rep. Mike Honda

America continues to be outcompeted on the international Program for International Student Assessment. In the most recent study, the US scored 17th in reading, 23rd in science, and 31st in math.

Fairness and Equity in Education

Stephen Downes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Stephen Downes

Though we may not always follow it perfectly or completely, we tend to try to make our classrooms fair: fairness in learning, fairness in assessment, fairness in reward.

Challenging a Segregated and Unequal School System

Donna Nevel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Donna Nevel

What are the consequences of inequitable processes for those who are not white and wealthy? The result is that a two-tiered education system is in place.

Where's the Beef? Cancun Climate Conference Should Take Animal Agriculture Seriously

Mia MacDonald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Mia MacDonald

Continuing to marginalize animal agriculture in international debates over climate policy means forfeiting a crucial opportunity to reduce global greenhouse gasses.

Inspiring, Student-Centered Educational Communities

Donna Nevel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Donna Nevel

I am a great admirer of two educational communities in New York City -- the Bloomingdale Family Program and the Julia Richman Education Complex.

Wall Street Traders May Get A Pay Cut This Year -- Including At Goldman

Bloomberg | Christine Harper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Wall Street traders, who typically receive the fattest year-end bonuses among bank employees, are poised to suffer the biggest pay cuts as revenue at ...

William Alden

Americans' Net Worth PLUNGES, Erasing This Year's Gains | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Americans' net worth plunged in the second quarter of this year, new data from the Federal Reserve show, erasing the gains of the previous two quarter...

William Alden

Goldman, Banks To See Dismal Third Quarter, Analysts Predict | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

After pulling in their biggest haul in three years last quarter, bank profits have hit a wall in the first two weeks of September, The Financial Time...

Risk Management

Laura Liswood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Liswood

Often the issue of the empowerment of women and girls is seen as an equity argument. It is the right thing to do; a human right thing to do. But it is also a matter of risk management.

It's Time to Have a Black Tea Party

Faye Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Faye Anderson

f every racist sign disappeared, every racial epithet chilled and every racist expelled, then what? How does policing the Tea Party movement for racist elements advance the black agenda?

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

NAACP, Wells Fargo and a Banker's Heart

Faye Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Faye Anderson

Outside of Bank of America's former headquarters in San Francisco, there is a sculpture that locals have dubbed a "banker's heart." The NAACP has com...

Our Broken Regions - Fixing the Hidden Cause of our Economic Downfall

Angela Glover Blackwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Angela Glover Blackwell

Sustainable regions are only possible if all people have the opportunity to achieve their full potential. Areas that embrace this "regional equity" focus will be on the fast-track to economic stability and growth.

SEC Probes Goldman Sachs for Investor Fraud but Ignores Widespread Racially Discriminatory Practices

John A. Powell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John A. Powell

Until the government does a better job of encouraging sustainable and appropriate banking services and credit options to neighborhoods of color, this crisis is not anywhere near over.

Queen Noor at Soliya on Obama, Islam and Interpersonal Global Communications

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

No one personifies the concept of thought leader and global citizen more than the Washington, D.C.-born, U.S.-raised, Princeton-educated regal woman w...

Back to the Future in Education Reform

Faye Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Faye Anderson

Back in the day, schoolchildren celebrated the end of the school year by singing, "No more pencils. No more books. No more teachers' dirty looks." Wi...

Race-ing the Gap Between Good Health Care Coverage and Great Health

Andrew Grant-Thomas, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Grant-Thomas, Ph.D.

The new health reform law is but one cornerstone in the edifice we must build to support long, healthy lives for all our people. Let's not mistake the milestone for our destination.

A Thorny Question: Should American Indians and Alaska Natives Buy Their Own Health Insurance?

Mark Trahant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Trahant

Should American Indians and Alaska Natives eligible for services in the Indian health system buy their own insurance? The first answer ought to be a resounding "no."

Obama's Black Agenda in Action

Angela Glover Blackwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Angela Glover Blackwell

From where I sit -- with more than three decades of experience working to make public policies more fair and inclusive of all people -- the past year has seen tremendous investment in the African-American community.

Senate Fight for Transportation Equity

Laura Barrett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Barrett

Eight powerful senators struck a blow for the millions of Americans who depend on public transportation, introducing the Public Transportation Preservation Act.

Transit Cuts an "Economic Heart Attack"

Angela Glover Blackwell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Angela Glover Blackwell

Last month in DC, thousands of transit workers gathered in protest of massive service and job cuts being made by transit agencies across the country. ...

Microfinance USA puts Savings on the Table

Ben Mangan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ben Mangan

The nation's premier event on domestic Microfinance - Microfinance USA - opens here in San Francisco on May 20th. I have the privilege to speak on a ...

Will the new jobs bill help hardest hit areas?

Jason Reece | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jason Reece

In response to our nation's ongoing economic challenges, a new federal jobs bill is expected from Congress soon. The Kirwan Institute has been trackin...