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[OP-ED]: Our Education, Born from Swamps

 05/15/2017 - 15:27
In lower income neighborhoods, students can struggle without access to proper educational materials, exposure, and parental poverty. 
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The story of education in lower income neighborhoods is an all too familiar one. The struggle to obtain a stable education is a story of overcoming conditions that are less than favorable, much like the swamp plant. What is causing these students, especially Latinos, to fall behind? How can they grow from these meager and impoverished conditions?  

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Monday, May 15, 2017 - 2:30pm
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In lower income neighborhoods, students can struggle without access to proper educational materials, exposure, and parental poverty. 

[OP-ED]: The bumpy road to adulthood

 04/27/2017 - 14:43
The Great Recession’s high unemployment surely drove many young people back to their parents. The actual number of 18- to 34-year-olds living at home totaled 24 million in 2015. Two-thirds say they’re happy with their home life. The fact that more Americans go to college and graduate school than in the past has also delayed marriage, living independently and having children.
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Growing up isn’t what it used to be. There’s a yawning gap between the end of adolescence and the beginning of adulthood: a period when millions of 20-somethings and 30-somethings have many adult freedoms without all the responsibilities. Social scientists have tried -- so far in vain -- to name this new life-stage, but no one should question its significance.

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Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 10:00am
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The Great Recession’s high unemployment surely drove many young people back to their parents. The actual number of 18- to 34-year-olds living at home totaled 24 million in 2015. Two-thirds say they’re happy with their home life. The fact that more Americans go to college and graduate school than in the past has also delayed marriage, living independently and having children.

[OP-ED]: El accidentado camino a la adultez

 04/27/2017 - 10:18
El alto desempleo de la Gran Recesión sin duda hizo que muchos de los jóvenes volvieran a casa de sus padres. El número real de jóvenes entre 18 y 34 años viviendo en casa de los padres sumó 24 millones en 2015. Dos tercios dicen que están contentos con su vida familiar.
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El camino a la adultez no es lo que solía ser. Hay una gran brecha entre el fin de la adolescencia y el comienzo de la adultez: un período en que millones de muchachos en la veintena y en la treintena tienen muchas de las libertades de la adultez sin todas las responsabilidades. Los científicos sociales trataron—hasta ahora en vano—de dar un nombre a esta nuevo estadio de la vida, pero nadie debe cuestionar su importancia.

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Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 10:00am
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El alto desempleo de la Gran Recesión sin duda hizo que muchos de los jóvenes volvieran a casa de sus padres. El número real de jóvenes entre 18 y 34 años viviendo en casa de los padres sumó 24 millones en 2015. Dos tercios dicen que están contentos con su vida familiar.

[OP-ED]: Making Medicaid great

 03/21/2017 - 14:07
Seema Verma, escucha al vicepresidente de EEUU, Mike Pence, tras tomar juramento como administradora de los Centros de Servicios de Medicare y Medicaid (CMS), en la oficina Eisenhower de la Casa Blanca, en Washington, DC, EEUU. EFE
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It’s time to take control of Medicaid before it takes control of us. Unless we act -- and there is little evidence that we will -- Medicaid increasingly becomes another mechanism by which government skews spending toward the old and away from the young.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 2:00pm
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Seema Verma, listens to US Vice President Mike Pence after taking the oath of office as the administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) at the Eisenhower White House office in Washington, DC. EFE