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Posts from November 2016

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

Advice for the Next President: Expand Social Security

A new proposal to tackle the nation’s retirement crisis. Is it crazy?

Photographer: Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images The next U.S. president and Congress will face a serious test: What to do, if anything, about the nation's retirement crisis? Americans aren’t saving nearly enough in their 401(k)s, while wide swaths of the workforce aren't saving at all, because they d… More