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Women In, Then Out, of Business

I’m going to be talking to a roomful of women getting their MBA’s this week, and I’m afraid I don’t have a lot of good news for them. True, they are in an elite group of about the one-third of  Americans with undergraduate degrees. They will outnumber their male counterparts when they receive their masters [...]

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Pre-K as Policy, Not Politics

Pre-K as Policy, Not Politics

My favorite part of the President’s State of the Union address was his plan for expanding pre-kindergarten to all four-year-olds. The idea has been around for decades, and it did once very nearly become law until it was vetoed by President Nixon. But in the past 40 years, two big parts of the early education picture [...]

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Musical Chairs in the US Senate

In the alphabet soup which is our federal government, the US Senate’s Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee is known as HELP (which some might find an apt description of what is needed in Washington). The powerful committee chairman had been, for many years, Senator Edward M. Kennedy, who had promoted many important causes such [...]

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