How education protects women from abuse. (The Atlantic)

Why “separate” still means “unequal” when it comes to the racial dynamics of U.S. public schools. (The Nation)

“Whether a student graduates [from college] or not seems to depend almost entirely on just one factor—how much money his or her parents make.” (The New York Times Magazine)

Why the key to recovery in Detroit is investment, not austerity. (The American Prospect)

How the fast food worker movement has gone global. (The Nation)


Given progressive media’s broad commitment to diversity, why is its track record so poor? (The American Prospect)

How can foundations guide grantmaking in complex issue areas, where strategy is not just A leading to B? (Stanford Social Innovation Review)


  • May 9: Poverty in the suburbs, disparities in credit card debt, when asylum seekers confront immigration barriers.
  • May 2:  big new idea in international development, reopening schools in the Central African Republic, what if the middle class moved into public housing