“The focus and moral certainty that have fueled the Black Lives Matter movement have opened a rare window of opportunity for real and lasting change.”
- David Thacher, advocating for a reformed version of Broken Windows policing in U.S. cities, The Marshall Project, September 9, 2015.
“To achieve better health with lower spending, health policy must expand what it includes.”
- James House, author of Beyond Obamacare: Life, Death, and Social Policy, highlights the need to focus on socioeconomic and environmental policy, not just on expanding access to insurance, The Guardian, July 6, 2015.
“I think we’re in one of those eras where there’s a lot of policymaking by anecdote, rather than taking into account what we know from all of the research.”
- Kristin Seefeldt on myths about low-income Americans’ use of welfare, Michigan Radio, April 15, 2015.
“We now understand the quest for human rights to be a continuous struggle. The challenge is to find, and ever renew, appropriate means to carry it forward.”
- Susan Waltz on Amnesty International’s move to decentralize operations and create new management structures in the Global South, Open Democracy, March 2, 2015.
“Many smart students forgo college in the mistaken belief that they cannot afford it. The financial aid system, which is intended to increase opportunities for low-income students, is largely to blame.”
- Susan Dynarski on why we should abandon the FAFSA form, The New York Times, August 23, 2015.
Below is a formatted version of this article from State & Hill, the magazine of the Ford School. View the entire Fall 2015 State & Hill here.