As Need to Know reports this week, childhood obesity is a staggering problem in the U.S., with CDC stats putting the number of obese children (2-19) in America at nearly 12.5 million. In 2010, the President Barack Obama passed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act to combat the country’s high obesity rates among children. Under the [...]
Jon Meacham discusses how education is key to the United States regaining its footing economically, as well as remaining a military power.
Princeton economics professor Cecilia Rouse explores how the nation’s high dropout rate undermines the nation’s competitive position in the world.
Ray Suarez interviews Anya Kamenetz, author of “Generation Debt,” who says too many students are being given advice that leads them into permanent, overwhelming debt.
Are colleges anti-religion? Our “Presidentiality” series examines a claim by Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum that higher education breeds secularism.
College graduation rates, not good PR, should be the focus of urban education reform initiatives, writes Noliwe Rooks, associate director of the Center for African American Studies at Princeton University.
Jon Meacham proposes the case for free trade, and the need for innovation and investment in education.