Opinion

GUEST POST: Charter Schools Lead the Way on STEM

Nov 15, 2013

Over the next decade, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates the United States will create 9.2 million jobs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). In order to fill these jobs, experts agree that we must adequately train our students in STEM fields. This is a critical step toward securing our economic competitiveness.

Back to Basics

Oct 16, 2013

With the government shutdown and debt ceiling crisis behind us, at least temporarily, I thought it may be a good time to take a closer look at the underlying economy and the role of the Federal Reserve in stimulating the recovery.

Long Live the Risk Takers

Oct 16, 2013

For most of history, people lived day-to-day. Their goal was survival, living to see the next sunrise. Hunt, gather, hunker down, and avoid danger—that was the only answer. One small slip, one cold winter, one encounter with infection could mean the end. Life was simple, hard, brittle, and short.

Modern life is just the opposite—complex, comfortable, and about three times as long. Our capacity to bounce back from loss or harm—one definition of resilience—has become infinitely greater.

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