March 6, 1961, President John F. Kennedy issued Executive Order 10925 with a
provision that required government contractors to “take affirmative action to
ensure that applicants are employed, and employees are treated during
employment, without regard to their race, creed, color, or national origin.”
Fifty-six years later, the concept of affirmative action has spread from the
workplace to higher education - and its controversy has remained. In 2014, the Supreme Court
upheld a constitutional
amendment in Michigan which bans affirmative action in admissions to the
state’s public universities, allowing Michigan to join a growing group of seven
other states. While studies have shown that minority enrollment decreased
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future of urban public education is the subject of much debate at the federal,
state, and local levels. As the economic divide between the rich and poor
continues to deepen, the ability to guarantee quality education of many
low-income and minority children remains uncertain.
the last several years, the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) has
deployed a variety of innovative education models to help its students succeed.
In 2010, it opened the Campus International School, the only authorized
International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program in Cleveland. Campus
International embraces a rigorous cur...
In November 2016, the city of Cleveland voted overwhelmingly
to renew the 15-mill levy that funded the first four years of The Cleveland Plan. The last five State of the Schools addresses have focused on the progress the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) has made in service to Cleveland's families, including increased graduation rates and the opening of a varied portfolio of school options for families. As The Cleveland Plan enters its second phase, what are the priorities and what challenges remain? We invite you to join us for the annual tradition of hearing from CMSD CEO Eric S. Gordon, leader of the region's largest public school district - a district whose improvement many believ...
Seventy nine percent of Americans who have looked for work in the last two years utilized online resources. Looming large is LinkedIn which consists of nearly 500 million registered users in 200 countries and territories. There are many issues facing our workforce today including displacement through automation, increased unemployment and underemployment, and talent attraction and retention. Given LinkedIn's troves of data and connections, they have come forward not only as a place to build professional networks, but also as a platform that measures, trains, and connects talent and opportunity. As we look to the future of employment, what are trends are emerging and what can we expect when we talk about building the workforce...
to other rich democracies, the U.S. spends much
more of its national wealth on healthcare, has among the lowest life
expectancy statistics, and is the only nation with large portions of its
citizens uninsured. Yet, crafting major legislation to improve conditions
is very difficult. Democrats worked for more than four decades to pass
the first major expansion after creation of Medicare: the Affordable Care Act
(ACA) in 2010. Since the ACA was passed, the percent of Americans without
health insurance has dropped from 16.3
to 8.8 in 2017. That is still far more than in other countries such
France, and Germany, and the ACA has been widely criticized. But the
new efforts to repeal a...