Commentary - Archive 2008

November 6, 2008

Commentary by David H. Schanzer, visiting associate professor of the practice of PPS, and director, Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security.

June 20, 2008

When the 75 million baby boomers begin retiring in 2011, the United States will begin facing en masse a problem that many individuals already struggle with every day: how to provide long-term care for aging relatives with Alzheimer's disease or other disabling conditions. Assistant Professor of PPS Donald H. Taylor Jr. suggests a proposal to address this need.

March 21, 2008

Gunther Peck, the Fred W. Shaffer Associate Professor of History and Public Policy, comments on the Clinton campaign’s deliberate use of the Southern strategy, pioneered by Republicans who exploited racial tensions to draw voters to their candidates.

January 23, 2008

Test-based accountability has not generated the significant gains in student achievement that proponents intended. Nor is the country on track to meet either the high proficiency standards required under the No Child Left Behind law or the equity goals suggested by its name. It's time for a new approach, writes Edgar T. Thompson Professor of PPS Helen F. Ladd in a commentary for Education Week. [article]