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Posts from 2014

Missouri’s unfair election rules stack the deck against Ferguson’s black residents

by Sarah Anzia

Even after the unrest in Ferguson has subsided, we’re left with questions about the tension that built up and exploded in the small St. Louis suburb. Among those questions: How did a city where two-thirds of the residents are black elect an almost entirely white city government?  The answer is… More

Why Gov. Nixon has to remove prosecutor

by Jack Glaser

We are a long way from knowing precisely what happened in Ferguson, two weeks ago, but one thing is clear: The town’s name has become yet another synonym for the chasm of experience dividing white and black America. Time and again, young African-American men have been fatally shot by police under ambiguous c… More

Teaching is Not A Business

By Prof David L Kirp

TODAY’S education reformers believe that schools are broken and that business can supply the remedy. Some place their faith in the idea of competition. Others embrace disruptive innovation, mainly through online learning. Both camps share the belief that the solution resides in the impersonal, whether it&rsq… More

A Warm Welcome to MasterCard Fellows

YALI Washington Fellows Meet and Welcome Fellows of the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program

Young African Leaders Initiative Washington Fellows gathered at GSPP with Berkeley and Stanford scholars from the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program, a global initiative aimed at helping youth – particularly young African students – access valuable educational institutions, networks, and opportunit… More