From 1987 to 2015, the number of black teachers increased from 191,000 to 256,000; but the proportion declined from 8.2% to 6.7%, due to the growth of the national teaching corps.
Some 58% of Republicans under 40 have grown more concerned about climate risks—the same proportion as voters overall—according to the same Luntz Group poll.
I recently visited London for 16 days. It had been 39 years since my last visit, so I was prepared for some changes. What surprised me the most were ways in which the daily lives of Londoners and Americans have diverged since 1980, particularly in the last two decades.
The days of viewing urban neighborhoods as places people drive through to get from the suburbs to downtown are over.
Although 340B discounts are intended to relieve patient prescription costs and support provider services to low-income communities, many major for-profit companies have in recent years increasingly benefited from the 340B system.
From 2011 to 2017, house prices in Indianapolis increased 16% faster than per capita income and rent increased three times as fast as household income.
ALICE isn’t an actual person; she’s an acronym for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. ALICE is a growing population of people in Indianapolis and our surrounding counties who are employed (in one or more jobs) but struggle to make ends meet.
The professional training required to build and sustain the skills to teach our youngest learners is expensive and time-consuming, especially relative to the pay. This makes it challenging to find and retain well-trained teachers.
The death of P.E. MacAllister is an occasion for reflection—about a life well-lived, certainly, but also about the nature of civic virtue, and the changes in society and the economy that have made the civic commitment he exemplified so much rarer.
Individual rights have never been absolute. We believe there can be a balance between the common good and preserving individual rights. Bipartisan solutions are possible.
Unfortunately, legislation being considered in the Senate would have unpleasant side effects.
The law initially designed to increase access and decrease costs has ultimately resulted in decreased access and increased costs. Only in Washington.
It is already hard enough to prove this type of covert discrimination. To now add additional and cumbersome barriers for individuals and organizations fighting discrimination is counterintuitive and counterproductive.
Around the globe, cities are actually having a dramatic impact on climate change. In the absence of federal leadership, what cities do—from recycling to energy sources—becomes critically important.
We certainly didn’t need the recent announcement of the merger between Gatehouse and IndyStar parent Gannett to be apprehensive about the future.
A recent poll of Republican primary voters in Indiana confirms that Hoosier Republicans are mirroring the national trend of conservatives supporting renewable energy. This is good news for the renewable-energy industry, which employs 50% more people in Indiana than does the fossil-fuel sector.
Using innovative land-based farming techniques, AquaBounty has developed safe, healthy and fast-growing salmon that require less feed and allow for more efficient shipping than do salmon grown through traditional farming, thus minimizing impacts on the environment and enabling us to offer fresher fish to American consumers.
We cannot substantially grow our economy without the critical involvement of our business community in some of the greatest challenges this city has ever faced. Three of the biggest are: the escalation of criminal homicides, the dearth of employment opportunities for those returning from prison, and the payday loan scandal—which expands the bounds of poverty in our city.
Although the CDC preliminary data suggests reason for cautious optimism about the opioid overdose epidemic, both nationally and in our state, the final numbers might not look so good. Further, although the number of deaths seems to be declining, an annual rate of 68,000 nationally still is shocking.