Third Way: Questions & Answers About Reauthorizing No Child Left Behind Excerpt: The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 was not perfect—everyone agrees it has problems that should be addressed in the next reauthorization, and most people think we should move to a model that is significantly less prescriptive. But in many ways, it […]
A recent e-mail from Strengthen Social Security, a political action group, and signed by U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders read: Republicans hate Social Security because it has been an extraordinary success and has done exactly what it was designed to do. Since its implementation in 1935, Social Security has lowered the poverty rate amongst seniors from […]
The New York Times: Don’t Give Up the Gains in Education Excerpt: Congress made the right decision a decade ago when it required states to administer yearly tests to public school students — and improve instruction for poor and minority students — in return for federal education aid. National test data clearly show that since […]
Despite losing my campaign for mayor of Mason City, Iowa, 13 years ago this month, my determination has not waned from building a better community and country. Together, we can renew America’s promise!
With the release of my Statement of Purpose: Renewing America’s Promise, we continue our monthly podcast by the same name. These monthly podcasts will cover a range of topics and seek to show all sides of every issue. In this monthly podcast, we welcome John Michael Rotello, a resident of Chicago to talk about a […]
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BuzzFeed: Rebels Advance In East Ukraine, Leaving Death And Destruction Behind Excerpt The Ukrainian crisis is reaching its most precarious moment yet as Russian-backed rebels encroach further into government-held territory, leaving a trail of death and destruction in their wake. Their surprise offensive, now in its third week, has claimed dozens of lives by the […]