Archive for the ‘Education’ Category

David Brooks does the Palin one-step

March 9th, 2015

David Brooks can’t resist the old DC one-step. People who say “education is really important, but it’s not the only determinant of wage growth” become people who disparage the importance of education. Clearly, education matters a great deal but so too does bargaining power, political power, and absence of precisely those forces on behalf of those on… Read more

My talk to the Roosevelt Institute Campus Network

December 12th, 2014

It was my privilege last night to give the keynote presentation at the Roosevelt Institute Campus Network’s 10th anniversary party. Why me? Because when they started out a decade ago, I recognized what a great idea they had and tried to help a bit. What they’ve accomplished since then is remarkable and gives me hope for… Read more

Slides from this AM’s talk to social work educators

October 24th, 2014

I told the (totally awesome) audience at the Tampa, FL meeting of the Council on Social Work Education that I’d post my presentation ASAP. Here it is. A few clarifications. YOYO=you’re on your own WITT=we’re in this together In case the video doesn’t work, go here and start at 1:40. And h/t to Chuck Sheketoff for… Read more

Chair Yellen Holds Forth on the Inequality of Opportunity

October 17th, 2014

Just heard Fed chair Janet Yellen give this great talk on inequality of wealth, income, and importantly, opportunity. I’ll have more to say later, but do give this a read. Some points that jumped out to me: –It’s fundamentally important that she gave this speech, as it was when President Obama gave a speech elevating… Read more