The case for a government bailout of the heartland

A new paper from Lawrence Summers and Edward Glaeser highlights the areas of the U.S. where male unemployment is high. The authors argue for "place-based policies" to help stimulate regional economies.

The case for charter schools

Paul Peterson argues with many students still at risk, choice and competition remain the country's best hope for improving education for all. In "Harvard Magazine," he makes the argument for post-regulatory school reform.

Founder of StudentsFirst and former Chancellor of Washington D.C. Public Schools, Michelle Rhee in the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum

Black men and the struggle for work

William Julius Wilson reflects on the connection between race and employment. To confront poverty and inequality in the inner city, he says, we must recognize the complex, interrelated problems facing poor black families.