Poverty and inequality. Trade and economic development. Health and human security. Energy and the environment. Alongside their critical work as teachers and mentors, Ford School faculty members are nationally and internationally recognized experts in vitally important policy areas. And they're deeply engaged in the world of practice. They include senior government advisors, current and former members of the Council of Economic Advisers, leaders of international nonprofits, and more. Some are visiting policymakers who have worked in the field for years.
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Our faculty are enthusiastic teachers and mentors who prize the school's close-knit, collaborative community.
Who will inspire you?
Restrictive policies at the state level remain a clear and present danger to the health and social welfare of women and families in the United States. These policies pose serious risks to maternal and infant health by denying or delaying evidenced-based medical care and are predicted to increase maternal deaths, especially among African Americans.”
— Lantz's op-ed in The Milbank Quarterly, November 2022.
Hopefully, what this will help do is ease the burden on families and also help them to access the kind of high-quality care that they want. What these public investments can really do is address these market failures in which early educators aren’t getting the wages that they enjoy. It really takes public investment to be able to pay early educators fairly and to offer them a living wage."
— Detroit Free Press, January 2023.