Exploiting Athletes

Exploiting Athletes

The NCAA is mulling the expansion of the men’s college basketball tournament, an inevitability that will mean young athletes will rake in millions more dollars for their schools. Marc Morial’s recent OtherWords op-ed, College Basketball Graduation Rate...
With All Deliberate Speed

With All Deliberate Speed

The Washington Post ran a front page story reminding us that our schools are a reflection of our society as a whole. And in many parts of the country, segregation is on the rise again. Just a week before the Post story ran, OtherWords columnist William A. Collins...

Housing is a Human Right

Our nation is running a $1.4 trillion-dollar budget deficit this year. So why is Congress on track to approve more than $1 trillion for “defense” spending, while cutting back services that most countries think of as human rights? Even in the wake of...

U.S. Drug Policy Feeds Violence in Mexico

The soldiers burst into Fernanda Hern├índez’s house at eight in the morning. There were 39 of them. Fernanda was with her two young children. “I told them we don’t have any weapons,” said Hern├índez (not her real name). “They barged right...
College Basketball Graduation Rate Insanity

College Basketball Graduation Rate Insanity

Colleges prepare all year for the lucrative chance to send a team to the basketball championship tournament commonly known as “March Madness.” But, when it comes to making sure that student-athletes are academically prepared for the game of life, madness...