Recent Articles by Eric Schulzke
Published: Monday, March 10, 2014 11:23 am MDT
Battle over charter schools pits New York's governor against New York City's mayor. But were de Blasio's vetoes really personal, or were they defensible policy badly handled by a PR amateur?
Published: Monday, March 10, 2014 8:05 am MDT
The economy added 175,000 jobs last month, significantly more than expected, but still not enough to suggest a tipping point toward strong economic growth. Key underlying variables remained stagnant.
Published: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 3:45 pm MST
Teachers are demoralized and parents are ill-served by successive waves of "hoaxes" that have swamped American education, argued New York University education professor Diane Ravitch at a teacher education conf...
Published: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 8:56 am MST
Vital state and local services from police to schools are on the line as governments struggle to pay generous employee pensions. A panel of experts met at the Brookings Institution last week to consider solutio...
Published: Tuesday, March 4, 2014 11:16 am MST
Les Bernal, executive director of Stop Predatory Gambling, a grassroots organization calling out state governments for exploiting the weakness and ignorance of their poorest citizens through state-sponsored gam...
Published: Monday, March 3, 2014 10:15 am MST
In a testy exchange with shareholders, Apple CEO Tim Cook declared last week that his company has values that extend beyond corporate profits, and urged those who dispute prevailing beliefs on climate change to...
Published: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 4:25 pm MST
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's proposed new budget would slash military personnel. The announcement comes directly on the heels of President Obama's generous domestic spending proposal and Congress' most recen...
Sick, injured or merely different? Rising ADHD cases fuel running battle among mental health experts
Published: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 12:26 pm MST
Parents worry, experts dispute and kids suffer, as everyone tries to figure out what ADHD is, who has it and how to treat it, even as the numbers of diagnosed cases continue to skyrocket.
Published: Monday, February 24, 2014 2:58 pm MST
Harvard University, already awash in assets with a $32 billion endowment, just received a commitment from a hedge fund managing alumnus of $150 million, most of which will go to defray tuition for students.
Published: Friday, February 21, 2014 2:47 pm MST
Some key movement on wages came this week, as the Congressional Budget Office released a report this week projecting 500,000 lost jobs if the $10.10 minimum wage goes through, even as Walmart signaled a possibl...