John Bridgeland is CEO of Civic Enterprises and former Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council.
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Education Oct 04Opinion: These high schools were the pride of their communities — and they can be again
After more than a decade of progress in improving high school graduation rates, there remain about 1,300 traditional high schools in need of serious improvement and redesign. From the inner city to the heartland of America, these low-performing high schools…
Education Jun 05Opinion: We can’t let progress on high school graduation rates mask a deeper problem
While the nation has seen graduation rates rise from 71 percent in 2001 to 84 percent in 2016, too many students still fail to reach this milestone of success by 18.
Nation Mar 06Opinion: 1.3 million students are homeless. Here’s how we can help them
Our homeless students hold as much promise, and are as much a part of this country’s future, as every other student. And while that’s easy to say, the reality is we haven’t taken the steps to ensure homeless students get…
Nation Oct 19America needs big ideas to heal our divides. Here are three.
American democratic institutions are under attack, and Americans' trust in one another and in key institutions -- the media, government, and the courts -- is at historic lows.