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"David Simon on America as a Horror Show"

Moyers & Company
David Simon, 2010 MacArthur Fellow
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State, Local Government Spending on Health Care Grew Faster Than National Rate in 2012

Total U.S. health care spending grew slowly in 2012, rising about four percent, but the story for state and local governments was dramatically different, according to an analysis from the State Health Care Spending Project Read More
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Reducing the Risk of School Dropout and Violence Involvement Among Chicago Youth

A paper conducted by the University of Chicago Crime Lab, suggests a promising approach for helping the most challenged students, who often arrive in high school several years behind their peers. Read More

"Upward Mobility Has Not Declined, Study Says"

The New York Times
Emmanuel Saez, 2010 MacArthur Fellow
Raj Chetty, 2012 MacArthur Fellow
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Aiding Youth with Mental Health Needs in the Juvenile Justice System

Youth in the juvenile justice system experience mental health disorders at a rate three times higher than that of the general youth population, according to a white paper from the Mental Health and Juvenile Justice Collaborative ... Read More
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State Fiscal Strains Linger in Economic Recovery

The report outlines a troubling picture of the unsustainable fiscal position of many states and their local governments across the country Read More