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Welfare Without Dignity Doesn’t Work

Welfare Without Dignity Doesn’t Work

The fact of the matter is that systems like Medicaid, food stamps, and other programs are not designed to move people into a better life. Instead, they are a stop-gap that simply meets an immediate or temporary need.

Welfare Cliffs Exist—Concludes Team of Economists

Welfare Cliffs Exist—Concludes Team of Economists

Since 2016, the Georgia Center for Opportunity (GCO) has demonstrated the existence of welfare cliffs. Now a team of five economists has come to the same conclusion. Welfare cliffs are an unfortunate feature of the American welfare system.

Reentry is not enough

Reentry is not enough

Reentry has long been the sole focus of the prison system. However reintegration is a more wholistic community-based process that involves a citizen transitioning from an antisocial member of society into an individual who controls and directs their own lives.

Field Trips in the Time of COVID

Field Trips in the Time of COVID

Field Trips In The Time Of COVID   By Heidi Holmes Erickson  We all remember a time as students when we boarded a bus, a brown paper bag with a smashed sandwich in hand, anxiously waiting as our teacher gave us information about the day’s field trip. Field trips are a...

The Power of Second Chances

The Power of Second Chances

The Power of Second Chances By David BassImagine stepping from a life of homelessness characterized by desperation and deprivation to a full, rich life in which you can contribute and build a future. That was Jonathan’s story of transformation. As a graduate of CKS...

COVID-19 Makes the Case for Educational Flexibility Even Stronger

COVID-19 Makes the Case for Educational Flexibility Even Stronger

With respect to school openings during this COVID-19 pandemic, a public health professor recently observed, “There are no ideal solutions here. No matter what schools do, they won’t make everyone happy.” Of course, that is true in the monolithic K-12 education system we have now…

Chris Glinski: Overcoming Barriers Of Addiction

Chris Glinski: Overcoming Barriers Of Addiction

Chris Glinski was addicted to heroin He has aspirations to be a therapist and was recently married in 2016. “Where I am at now, it feels so foreign that I had this debilitating addiction that prevented me from love and joy,” Chris said. Chris’ story is an example of overcoming barriers and beating addiction.

How Can I Support My Child’s Virtual Teachers This School Year?

How Can I Support My Child’s Virtual Teachers This School Year?

How Should I Prepare My Child for Virtual Schooling?   By Jennifer K. Hale    "Supporting virtual teachers is just as important as supporting traditional classroom teachers and making the connection with the virtual teacher will be key to your student’s...

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