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Policies Keeping Us Fat

Policies Keeping Us Fat

A viral story called “Everything You Know About Obesity is Wrong” is pushing readers to consider their attitudes towards overweight friends and neighbors. Where is the line between personal life choice and policy issue? Are there ways we could help our country as a whole live healthier? The answer is YES.

Will Busing Get Us Anywhere?

Will Busing Get Us Anywhere?

A recent New York Times article started an interesting discussion with its title, “How Do You Get Better Schools? Take the State to Court, More Advocates Say.” The article highlights a wave of lawsuits over quality of education. But an interesting theme arises in many of the interviews. These families may be talking about schools and busing, but they are also talking about their neighborhoods.