That question was raised at a 'meetup' of Monitor writers and readers last week. The answers were surprising.
The growing burdens of Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Seurity are threatening my generation’s future. But Republican Rep. Paul Ryan’s bold plan for entitlement reform leads the way out. Young people just need to follow. As Ryan told me, “It’s their future.”
In the eyes of some education observers, 'Waiting for "Superman" ' oversimplifies the problems facing US students and implies an education reform silver bullet for struggling public schools.
A poll by Pew shows more Americans than not think their political leaders should hold their ground and not compromise. We see the results in an unstable health care law that Republicans vow to dismantle after November. Some of America's problems are too serious for political intransigence.
US awards $330 million to two coalitions of states to develop standardized testing as part of its Race to the Top competition; tests to employ computers to measure students' skills.
Standards-based school reform didn't come out of nowhere. It's rooted in the relentless system of grading that we all went through in school.
As students head back to school, educators nationwide are implementing controversial school reform wrought by Arne Duncan. Pushing competitive market approaches and armed with unprecedented funding and support from the president, he is possibly the most powerful education secretary ever.
At a Monitor lunch with reporters, House Minority Leader John Boehner says that if he were speaker, he would do three things to create jobs. He would also work with Democrats.