Integrating Schools by Income, Not Race: Why Cities Are Embracing ‘an Idea Whose Time Has Come

The 74 Million, Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Sixty-four years after the landmark Brown v. Board decision, integration has regained its status as one of the most urgent objectives in education today. In the wake of a large-scale resegregation of public schools since the 1990s, a number of journalists, policy analysts, and... Read More »

Economist is pushing for newborns to get up to $84k to combat income inequality

News.Com.AU, Thursday, October 4, 2018
AN ECONOMIST has proposed a daring idea to reduce income inequality by giving every newborn in the US a trust fund of up to $US60,000 — that’s $A84,000. The funds would be set aside in federally managed coffers and grow at about 2 per cent each year until the child reaches adulthood.... Read More »

You should feel sick: Speaker says racial caste system in NC schools is our choice

The News & Observer, Wednesday, October 3, 2018
When acclaimed education writer Nikole Hannah-Jones visits schools where virtually all students are poor and black, she sees not only a legacy of historic racism but a result of choices by parents who talk about equality while sacrificing other children to give their own kids advantages. And she... Read More »

An economist has a wild proposal to give all kids in the US up to $60,000 at birth

Business Insider, Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Education is often considered the great equalizer, the tonic that will erase all injustice and inequality. As Nelson Mandela once said, "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."  But an economist is calling for a fact-check on the old advice to stay in... Read More »

Opinion | Gandhinomics in an era of Modinomics

Live Mint, Monday, October 1, 2018
Later this week, India will celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, who is also accorded with the reverential moniker of “Father of the Nation”. It is indeed a poignant moment for the nation to remember an individual, who notwithstanding what his critics claim, was... Read More »

Durham principal shrunk achievement gap at one school, but district numbers stagnate

The Daily Tar Heel, Monday, October 1, 2018
With a fresh geography and geology degree in hand, David Sneed wasn’t too thrilled to start his job at Gulf and Western Industries. But before his first day, he watched "To Sir, With Love," a movie about an engineer who takes a teaching job and improves his students’ lives.  Quickly, Sneed... Read More »

Durham is facing an affordable housing crisis and Duke can do more to help, panelists say

Duke Chronicle, Thursday, September 27, 2018
As the ongoing affordable housing crisis in Durham continues to strain residents, experts called for local efforts to help improve the situation at a panel Tuesday.  Gentrification is a critical part of the ongoing housing crisis in Durham, panelists said.  “I define gentrification... Read More »


Duke Today, Thursday, September 27, 2018
Fuqua School of Business professor Gráinne M. Fitzsimons will chair a committee appointed by President Vincent E. Price to review and make recommendations on the proposal submitted by the Department of History to change of the name of the Carr Building on East Campus.  The... Read More »

Can Universal Basic Income Achieve Economic Security?

JSTOR Daily, Thursday, September 27, 2018
The complexity of the contemporary economy means that policies for economic security are among the most significant decisions a state can make. Indeed, the largest and longest-lasting policy to emerge from the New Deal legislation during the Great Depression is dubbed Social Security, a state-... Read More »

We the Future: Talks from TED, Skoll Foundation and United Nations Foundation

TED Blog, Thursday, September 27, 2018
A daring idea to reduce income inequality. Every newborn should enter the world with at least $25,000 in the bank. That is the basic premise of a “baby trust,” an idea conceived by economists Darrick Hamilton of The New School and William Darity of Duke University. Since 1980,... Read More »