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Maya Rockeymoore

Hearing President Obama's speech on the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, we are encouraged by the progress America has made to live up to its promise. Yet it marks a bittersweet moment. For although there are no more Bull Connors with dogs chasing down African Americans, we continue to bury our head in the sand regarding racial economic inequality.

Friday, April 11 2014 13:20

Scott Carroll

The secret to the great success of American industry and innovation throughout the country's short history, to its now default position at the forefront of the world economy, is also the missing link in the mystery of the country's failing education system. Imagine the proposal to make college admissions and corporate and industry personnel decisions on a basis not of individual merit but the results of a random lottery; and yet, this is exactly the latest new thing in education at the lower levels of our education system.

Thursday, April 10 2014 09:37

Maya Rockeymoore

Perhaps years from now, when President Obama writes his autobiography about his time in office, we’ll learn all the details about his conversation with Pope Francis. We knew before the meeting that economic inequality would be a topic of discussion, and afterwards we were told it was part of the conversation.

Tuesday, April 01 2014 09:22

Lisa Schechtman

Before I entered the fray of Washington, I lived in Colorado. It was an amazing life, one in which I was surrounded by awe-inspiring beauty, and humbled by Mother Nature herself. As I approach another World Water Day in my new world, absent of mountains but full of a lot that is equally meaningful, I'm joining WaterAid supporters across the country in reflecting on an everyday moment when I was reminded of how important water really is. That moment came high in the mountains of the western slope of the Continental Divide, near Vail, Colorado.

Friday, March 21 2014 10:14

Terri Wright

We have a good understanding of why students drop out of high school. But if we know this, why aren't students succeeding in schools and why aren't schools succeeding in helping them?

Thursday, March 13 2014 11:22

Monica Gray

The founder of CNN and Turner Broadcasting as well as the former owner of the Atlanta Braves and the Atlanta Hawks, Ted Turner is one of America’s wealthiest individuals. At age 75, he is worth over $2 billion and is one of the largest landowners in the country. But Turner believes his best investment came in 1998 when he pledged $1 billion to the United Nations Foundation (UNF).

Tuesday, November 26 2013 09:11

Lisa Schechtman

A budget is a moral document. It reflects priorities, whether household choices or government. A budget is also a policy document, because those line items aren’t an abstract concept. They are guidance for what we do.

Monday, November 25 2013 14:10

Maya Rockeymoore

Fifty years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. argued that the isolation experienced by people of color living "on a lonely island of poverty" is unjust in a nation blessed with a "vast ocean of material prosperity." Fifty years later, the racial wealth gap is just as stark and immoral, with families of color possessing only a few pennies for every dollar of wealth owned by white families.

Friday, November 15 2013 10:58
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