Tocqueville’s observations about the curious version of democracy that Americans were cultivating in the 1830s have served as a touchstone for social scientists ever since. One sociologist writes about the continued relevance of what Tocqueville noticed way back then, particularly the odd fact that we cherish our commitment to individualism yet experience a “relentless pressure . . . (Read More)
An extraordinary teacher writes an extraordinary explanation of her job and her concerns. This is a lengthy piece that every policymaker in the state ought to read.
Allison Webb of Woodstock is a 15 year veteran teacher at Sequoyah High School in Canton. Pour a cup of coffee and settle in -- her essay is worth the time as it shows what good teachers attempt in spite of a system that...
How do you rescue Georgia's rural hospitals -- often the heart and soul of the communities that they serve -- from the financial challenges that are forcing them to close their doors forever?
Apparently, you don't. If you're the state of Georgia, you express insincere concern for their health, slap a Band-Aid on their gaping wounds and push them out the door to face the ugly future that awaits them.
For the next year, former U.S. Poet Laureate and Emory faculty member Natasha Trethewey will be the author of a weekly poetry column for The New York Times Magazine. Her first column is scheduled to appear Sunday, Feb. 22.
Georgia’s Teacher Retirement System (TRS) is one of the most financially sound systems in the United States. As educators, we dedicate our careers to teaching and investing in the lives of our 1.6 million children in public education. In this profession, our pay is below market compared to other professions, and pay raises are rare. Regardless of this reality, we know that we can depend on the Teacher Retirement System of Georgia to provide us an adequate retirement in our golden years throu
Today's food-shopper is just as likely to buy food to heat-and-eat, or eat cold, as he is to gather ingredients to cook for a meal. The new Heinen's store in downtown Cleveland is as much a grocery store as it is a place to buy - and maybe eat - a finished meal.
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