The recent standardized testing guidelines issued by the Department of Education represent a substantial shift in the Obama administration’s rhetoric but avoid actual policy changes.
Category: United States
Unbeknownst to most, millions of Americans are currently denied one of the fundamental rights of citizenship—the right to vote.
By implementing the ZIP code, the United States Postal Service has accidentally corroded how some Americans understand personal geography. For others, ZIP codes have helped give shape to communities that otherwise had no claim to legitimacy.
The changes to the test coming in March 2016 are positive steps, but won’t eliminate the racial and socioeconomic biases that have plagued the SAT throughout its history.
Silenced by money, American food and environmental activism has lost its integrity. The result: a corrupted Congress and a duped citizenry.
Violent crime in America has dropped fairly consistently over the past few decades. Research indicates that environmental policy may have played a significant role.
America has been polarized in responding to Syria’s refugee crisis. Through examining our history up to today’s system, it is clear that we must assist these refugees to the best of our ability.
Suicide rates on college campuses are skyrocketing, placing depression and anxiety at the forefront of conversations about mental health on campuses.
What balance between individual freedom of choice and the common good does American democracy require? To what extent is the press entitled to free speech? How much of a role should the government play in making medical decisions for citizens? These questions add philosophical depth to the conflict between those who refuse to vaccinate themselves… Read more »
It would hardly seem controversial to assume that religion was a factor in the triple homicide of three young Muslims in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, last month, mostly because there aren’t many other explanations for the shooting. The victims were hardworking and valued members of their communities; Yusor Mohammad Abu-Salha, 21, was planning to enroll… Read more »