NEW 2008 Issue Books:
Care in America: How Can We Make it More Affordable? -
Forty- seven million Americans lack health insurance while costs
continue to spiral out of control for those who do have coverage.
The nation spends more than any other country on health care,
but many are still dissatisfied with what we have to show for
it. Now it is time to face the difficult choices needed to make
the U.S. health-care system function properly.
is the 21st Century Mission for Our Public Schools? - From
the very start, Americans have held widely divergent views on
issues related to public schools. Many of these have to do with
the methods by which we achieve an educated society. How do we
ensure that our schools are accessible to all children? By what
means do we hold students accountable for learning and schools
accountable for teaching them? What is the role of families in
the education of their children? What is the responsibility of
schools in addressing social issues that affect their students?
What is the most efficient and fair way to fund public education?
$9 Trillion Debt: Breaking the Habit of Deficit Spending
- The U.S. national debt has reached record proportions.
With the imminent retirement of the baby boom generation, pressures
on the federal budget will soon get worse. what changes might
most Americans be willing to accept in order to curb deficit spending?
Energy Problem: Choices for an Uncertain Future
- America's way of life seems threatened by unstable
sources of energy and growing evidence of environmental damage.
As demands for energy escalate, we may soon reach the point of
no return. We have difficult choices to make to ensure a sustainable
Many Children Left Behind: How Can We Close the Achievement Gap?
- Too many low-income and minority children are falling behind
their peers in school. In an increasingly competitive global arena,
the U.S. cannot afford to ignore this widening achievement gap.
What can be done to close it? (Kettering Foundation & Public
Education Research publication)
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Today's Kids for Tomorrow's Jobs: What Should Our Community
Care in America: How Can We Make it More Affordable?
is the 21st Century Mission for Our Public Schools? (2008)
$9 Trillion Debt: Breaking the Habit of Deficit Spending (2007)
Energy Problem: Choice for an Uncertain Future (2007)
Many Children Left Behind: How Can We Close the Achievement
Role in the World: Building a More Secure Future (2006)
Challenge: Reclaiming the Public's Role (2006)
& Death Decisions: Who Decides? (2005)
Social Security Struggle: Fixing the Retirement System (2005)
Ends Meet: Is There a Way to Help Working Americans? (2005)
the People: American's Role in the World (2003)
Health Care: What's the Public's Prescription? (2003)
Media and Society: How to Restore the Public Trust (2003)
New Challenges of American Immigration: What Should We Do? (2003)
New Science of Food: Facing Up to Our Biotechnology Choices
What Should We Do? (2002)
and Punishment: Is Justice Being Served? (2001)
& Politics: Who Owns Democracy? (2001)
and Ethnic Tensions: What Should We Do? (2000)
Kids: Can We Change the Trend? (2000)
Nice Place to Live: Creating Communities, Fighting Sprawl (1999)
Controlling the Toxic Spill (1999)
Welfare to Work: Who Should We Help and How? (1999)
Schools: Are They Making the Grade? (1999)
Is it a Problem? What Should We Do? (1998)
Preparing a Workforce for the 21st Century (1998)
Our Rights: What Goes on the Internet? (1998)
Death's Door: What Are the Choices? (1997)
Drugs: What Should We Do Now? (1997)
Nation's Kids: Is Something Wrong? (1997)
Protection: A Challenge Bigger Than All Outdoors (1996)
America: Our Choices, Our Challenge (1996)
National Piggybank: Does Our Retirement System Need Fixing?
Balance: Resetting the Scales of Civil Justice (1996)
Can We Be Fair? The Future of Affirmative Action (1995)
Uncertain: Reassessing America's Global Role (1995)
Pressures: Who Benefits from Economic Growth? (1995)
Troubled American Family: Which Way Out of the Storm? (1995)
Decisions: Should Immigration Be Restricted? (1994)
Values: Tug-Of-War in the School Yard (1994)
Health Care Cost Explosion: Why It's So Serious, What Should
Be Done? (1993)
Health Care Crisis: Containing Costs, Expanding Coverage (1992)
for the Twenty-first Century: What Should Be Done on Campus?
Boundaries of Free Speech: How Free is Too Free? (1991)
Options: Finding a Solution to the Power Predicament (1991)
Battle Over Abortion: Seeking Common Ground in a Divided Nation
Day Care Dilemma: Who Should Be Responsible for the Children?
Up at Risk (1989)