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Improving education isn’t simple. But four new talks from leading educational leaders and public intellectuals shed light on why it is vital to rethink how we do education reform and why we do it.

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Former Director of Michigan Department of Human Services Maura Corrigan joins AEI as visiting fellow.

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Today, despite the country’s being wealthier than ever, more Americans than ever before are seeking out and accepting means-tested entitlement benefits. Of the many problems with America’s welfare state, perhaps the most pernicious is the damage it is doing to the national character.

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio presents the 2015 city budget at City Hall in New York, May 8, 2014.  Reuters

Mayor de Blasio’s plan to shift low-skill workers into higher paying jobs sounds perfectly reasonable — if it wasn’t so wrong.

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In our approach to homelessness, let’s choose compassion over cleanliness. After all, a society is not measured by how many vulnerable people can be seen — it is measured by how it treats the vulnerable wherever they are.

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We are supposed to revel in gift-giving and generosity, yet the season’s lavishness and commercialization leave many people cold. The underlying contradiction runs throughout modern life.

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Covering a story about society and culture? Here’s the latest from AEI’s Society and Culture experts.

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What happens to people who win the lottery? And what should they (and the rest of us) know about money?

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The number of families with children headed up by married couples has fallen markedly over the past 30 years. This trend is worrisome because family structure is highly correlated with many measures of economic mobility.

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A group of respected academics and commentators join Brad Wilcox and Robert Lerman for a discussion of Wilcox and Lerman’s new AEI report, “For richer, for poorer: How family structures economic success in America”

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Protesters hold replicas of food stamps during a rally in support of higher pay for low-wage earners. | Reuters

Something peculiar is happening to our nation’s food assistance program.

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