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Posts from 2012

The Impact of the Supreme Court Health Law Ruling

Professor John Ellwood convenes a panel of experts to address the major consequences of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act, including what the decision means for future health reform, constitutional law, medical care, the insurance market, insurance premiums, public policy and politics. … More

Making Schools Work

by David L. Kirp

Amid the ceaseless and cacophonous debates about how to close the achievement gap, we’ve turned away from one tool that has been shown to work: school desegregation. That strategy, ushered in by the landmark 1954 Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education, has been unceremoniously ushered out, an … More

Reforming the Peace Corps

One GSPP student's quest brings meaning from tragedy.

In November 2011, President Barack Obama signed the Kate Puzey Peace Corps Volunteer Protection Act into law, enacting the most substantial reform of the iconic agency since its inception in 1961.The legislation was the result of years of advocacy from David Puzey (MPP/ERG Candidate '14), whose sister, Pe… More

Stop the Clock Week (April 2-6, 2012)

“Stop the Clock” week provides students and faculty with a chance to interact with and to hear from leading decision-makers who have worked in government. This year, the Goldman School welcomes Regents’ Lecturer Ann Veneman (MPP ‘71), former US Secretary of Agriculture ( 2001-05) and E… More