Recent Articles by Mercedes White
Published: Wednesday, September 9, 2015 8:03 am MDT
This article examines data that shows rates of entrepreneurship in America are low compared to other industrialized nations. We explore possible explanations for this trend and examine a different theory for in...
Published: Friday, August 21, 2015 4:17 pm MDT
The pros and cons of ban the box legislation, prohibiting employers from asking job candidates about their criminal history in the early stages of the application process.
Published: Tuesday, June 23, 2015 11:48 am MDT
A new study shows that paying people may be the most effective way to help them quit smoking. Critics of this approach, however, argue that paying people to do things that are good for them may have a corruptin...
Published: Thursday, May 14, 2015 10:31 am MDT
When it comes to savings, America is dead last. Why and what can we do about it?
Published: Monday, April 13, 2015 10:50 am MDT
Feeling cold feet around finals week? You aren't alone. Test anxiety impacts 25-40 percent of people and has a surprisingly large impact on performance. Learn more about how test anxiety impacts grades, disrupt...
Published: Tuesday, March 3, 2015 1:15 pm MST
Superintendents don't get a lot of attention in discussions about education reform, that's a big oversight according to Becca Bracy Knight, executive director of the Broad Center which runs superintendent train...
Published: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 10:09 am MST
Article examines liberal and conservative perspectives on why the war on poverty failed to end poverty. Also includes more novel perspective that the war on poverty actually is working.
Published: Thursday, January 9, 2014 3:49 pm MST
The Jeremiah Program is helping single mothers and their children emerge from poverty through education and employment.
Published: Thursday, January 2, 2014 8:45 am MST
If my only metric for measuring the state of humanity was comment boards, I’d be concerned, to say the least. Luckily, it’s not.
How the struggle to pay for diapers impacts low-income families and how nonprofits are trying to help
Published: Saturday, November 9, 2013 8:51 pm MST
New study documents widespread diaper need among low-income families and accompanying physical, emotional and financial issues. Diaper banks are discussed as a method of relief. Experts weigh in on cost-saving ...