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Posts from 2016

An End-of-Year Message from Dean Henry E. Brady

Dear Alumni and Friends of the Goldman School: Like many of you, I find myself reflecting on the state of our nation and world as 2016 draws to a close. I deeply believe in decency toward others, tolerance, respect for each and every person, the value of freedom, and the need for equal opportunity. I also believe… More

Bringing City Government to the Classroom

by Dan Lindheim

Too often, policy analysis is at high levels of abstraction. At the local level, there is little abstraction -- everything is excruciatingly real. Policies affect individuals with names and addresses who raise their concerns and struggles directly to your face. As President Obama once told visiting mayors, &l… More

The Truth About Young Immigrants and DACA

by Janet Napolitano

Maybe you’ve heard this story line before. With the blithe stroke of a pen and without congressional approval, President Obama gave legal status to a vast population of immigrants who entered the country unlawfully—because he wanted to, and because he found a way. I’m referring to the Deferred A… More

A New Way to Improve College Enrollment

by David L. Kirp

American public schools do a good job of getting students into college, but a poor job preparing them to succeed once they’re there. While more than two-thirds of high school graduates enroll in college, nearly two-thirds of those arrive on campus unprepared for college-level rigor. Instead of trying t… More