What Did We Learn About Distance Learning This Spring?

What did we learn about distance learning this spring?

It now seems certain that the coronavirus pandemic will be with us well into the 2020-2021 school year, or beyond. While some school districts are starting to release plans, many of these plans still feature large “wait and see” or “depending on directives from the health department” components. But it seems increasingly likely that distance learning will be a part…

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B.A. Holders Value Their Education Most

B.A. holders value their education most

The Federal Reserve in its Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households in 2019 measures well-being by education attainment. What they found is those with a B.A. or more value their education more than those with lower education attainment. Specifically they asked survey respondents who ever attended college "Overall, how would you say the lifetime financial benefits of your…

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Segregation And Structural Racism

Segregation and structural racism

As America confronts the reality of structural racism, it is clear that we must fundamentally reform policing now. It also is clear that redesigning policing is not enough. We need to put on the table topics that have been off the table for far too long. One of those uncomfortable conversations we need to have is about segregation. All the…

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Great Recession Lessons: More Government Aid, Less Red Tape

Great Recession lessons: More government aid, less red tape

In a terrific Washington Post op ed Neel Kashkari lays out Great Recession lessons that should guide us in dealing with our current pandemic-driven economic collapse. Kashkari is president and chief executive of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and oversaw the Troubled Asset Relief Program during the Great Recession for Presidents Bush and Obama. Kashkari's Great Recession lessons summary:…

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Are Upper Middle Class Parents Destroying The American Dream For Everyone Else’s Kids?

Are upper middle class parents destroying the American Dream for everyone else’s kids?

This post was first published in July 2017. As America confronts the reality of structural racism, it is clear we need to put on the table topics that have been off the table for far too long. One of those uncomfortable conversations we need to have is about segregation. All the ways the upper middle class has put in the…

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