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  • History and Its Course

    By  David A. Lehrer

    March 11, 2013 | 4:10 pm

    Kids, young adults and ideologues of different stripes often see the world as a straight line progression---the world gradually, but inevitably, becomes more enlightened. Martin Luther King, Jr. summarized the view, “the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward... read on

  • Window into our minds?

    David A. Lehrer and Joe R. Hicks

    February 14, 2013 | 4:33 pm

    Having been in the civil rights field for several decades, we have read and been offered numerous explanations for the inequality that exists in America. From it being the product of overt racist beliefs on the part of bigots, to socio-economic explanations to historic discussions... read on

  • Beware the Slippery Slope

    By  David A. Lehrer

    February 13, 2013 | 2:43 pm

    It isn’t often that within days of each other two news stories on disparate topics---drones and guns-- both highlight a method of analysis on different sides of the political spectrum that fosters poor public policy choices and conclusions.

    Recently, news stories have abounded... read on

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  • Higher education summit - Worth a listen

    By  David A. Lehrer

    February 4, 2013 | 3:23 pm

    Last week Community Advocates, in partnership with NPR station KPCC and its Airtalk broadcast, hosted a higher education “summit” with the three leaders of public higher education in California.

    At the National Center for the Preservation of Democracy, the panel included Marc... read on

  • A must see program on the future of higher education in California

    By  David A. Lehrer

    January 28, 2013 | 4:04 pm

    If you are interested in public higher education and live in California, Thursday night will be right up your alley.
    Community Advocates, in partnership with NPR station KPCC, will present an informative programming involving the three most important figures in public higher... read on

  • Incomprehensible, Again

    By  David A. Lehrer

    January 22, 2013 | 3:37 pm

    Last week’s blog described the challenges inherent in attempting to improve under-performing public schools. There are multiple moving parts, no simple answers and no silver bullets to answer the almost irrational burden society places on teachers to magically transform kids from... read on

  • Incomprehensible

    By  David A. Lehrer

    January 17, 2013 | 12:34 pm

    An article in yesterday’s Los Angeles Times demonstrates, once again, how nuanced and challenging the effort to improve our public schools is. There are no panaceas, no silver bullets that can magically solve the problems that plague so many of our schools--the problems seem almost... read on

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