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  • Charting Pre-K's Value for All
    May 7, 2013
    "Many studies show that high-quality pre-K programs can improve outcomes for disadvantaged children in the short run and generate favorable returns for taxpayers in the long run." Bill Gormley, professor of public policy, in an op-ed for Education Week on the value of universal preschool.
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    Source: Education Week

  • Oklahoma offers pre-K model for nation
    May 4, 2013
    "Students who participated in the school-based pre-K program in Tulsa are substantially ahead of their peers in every respect: nine months ahead in reading skills, seven months ahead in writing skills, and five months ahead in math skills." Bill Gormley, professor of public policy, on a decade-long study he led that examined Oklahoma pre-K.
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    Source: CBS News

  • Could Immigration Reform Plan Hurt Black Workers?
    April 29, 2013
    "The immigration bill actually tries to limit the new flow to try to make legal channels more attractive than illegal channels...and lifting up those seven million workers who are already undocumented, I think would help the situation," Harry Holzer, professor of public policy, on issues surrounding the bipartisan Senate immigration bill introduced this month.
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    Source: NPR

  • The GOP-Fox Circus Act
    April 29, 2013
    "If the Republican Party wants to make an ideological shift, if they want to modify their vision on immigration, say, it matters a lot if Fox commentators and management are willing to go along with that," Jonathan Ladd, associate professor of public policy, on the dynamics between the GOP and Fox News.
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    Source: The Nation

  • Legalization vs. citizenship the main hurdle in immigration reform, expert says
    April 9, 2013
    "They're already contributors, and what's important to understand is that if this group of undocumented workers and people living in the U.S. become legalized, there's going to be an even greater benefit." Adriana Kugler, professor of public policy, on the benefit to the U.S. economy of legalization for illegal immigrants.
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    Source: Voice of Russia

  • Could a Fast Food Strike Work?
    April 9, 2013
    "Decades ago, strikes were very common, but the number of strikes has diminished considerably as companies and managers have made it clear they are willing to replace workers," Douglas McCabe, MSB professor, on the unlikely success of the NYC fast food restaurant labor strike.
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    Source: CNN Money

  • tripping Dimon Of Chairman Role Is Overkill, A Bad Move For JPM
    April 8, 2013
    “It’s less popular to take the chairman role away from someone once they’re already holding it," Jason D. Schloetzer, MSB professor, on JPMorgan's choice to take away CEO Jamie Dimon's chairman responsibilities.
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    Source: Forbes

  • Money Funds, Waiting for the Fog to Lift
    April 6, 2013
    "There is a huge overhang of uncertainty for the industry right now. Eventually, the S.E.C. is going to do something. The question is, what will that be?,” James J. Angel, MSB professor, on the short-term market outlook for money funds.
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    Source: The New York Times

  • Job-seeking teens might get a break this summer
    April 3, 2013
    “Young people have been hit the hardest by all this,” Harry Holzer, professor of public policy, on the impact of the weak economy on our youngest generation of workers.
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    Source: NBC News

  • New Data Steer Immigration Debate and Policy
    April 2, 2013
    “There’s been a lot of work and data generated in recent years proving the opposite – that immigration in fact provides benefits to the economy,” Adriana Kugler, professor of public policy, on the historical focus on immigration as a cost and burden to the economy.
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    Source: Fox Business

  • New pope: Francis visits Rome's St. Mary Major in 1st venture outside Vatican
    March 14, 2013
    "His theology is relatively conservative as they all are, but his stance on social justice is really progressive," Chester Gillis, dean of Georgetown College and professor of theology, on Pope Francis's unique theological views.
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    Source: Newsday

  • Francis Toughened by Argentine Politics Ready for Papal Test
    March 14, 2013
    “But his stance on social justice is really progressive and he has been a champion of social justice in Latin America," Chester Gillis, dean of Georgetown College and professor of theology, on the theology of Pope Francis and how this will affect his new role in the Catholic Church.
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    Source: Bloomberg News

  • Georgetown celebrates first Jesuit pope
    March 14, 2013
    “I’m sure that Georgetown is known to him. Clearly we have someone who knows who we are and can support our mission I hope,” Chester Gillis, dean of Georgetown College and professor of theology, on what a Jesuit Pope will mean for Georgetown.
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    Source: The Washington Post

  • Black smoke released, conclave continues
    March 13, 2013
    "If you had someone that could connect more readily, it would make a difference," Chester Gillis, dean of Georgetown College and professor of theology, on how the next pope could affect the Catholic Church as a whole.
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    Source: NBC News

  • Why does the pope change his name? Why 'Francis'?
    March 13, 2013
    "The Franciscans have devoted themselves to the poor, and he's been living in a place where there’s wealth but a lot of poverty as well.... This is a sign of being on the side of the poor," Chester Gillis, dean of Georgetown College and professor of theology, on how Pope Francis chose his name.
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    Source: Los Angeles Times

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