There is arguably no more significant topic in education than the role of educational inequality - the unequal distribution of academic resources including school funding, access to books and technology, and qualified and experienced teachers to communities that are historically disadvantaged - in forecasting student success. As America moves to become a minority majority nation, it is predicted that white students will shrink to represent less than 50 percent of public school students by 2025. Persistent gaps in educational experience and attainment for low-income and minority children result in limited economic opportunities for these students when they reach adulthood. Federal policies like No Child Left Behind and th...
Leading up to the November 7, 2017 general election,
The City Club of Cleveland will be featuring conversations on Ohio ballot
measures. Issue 2 "requires state agencies to not pay more for prescription drugs than the federal Department of Veterans Affairs and require state payment of attorney fees and expenses to specific individuals for defense of the law."Proponents
argue that the bill would save taxpayers up to $400 million; opponents disagree
with the savings amount and argue it would increase prescription drug prices
for those with private insurance. Despite ample advertising from both sides, a
recent independent survey showed that a majority of Ohio voters do not understand the ballot measure.Join us as Dale Butland, sp...
The U.S. spends far more on healthcare than any other country and yet ranks 12th in life expectancy among the 12 wealthiest industrialized countries. According to a report from the Global Burden of Disease Health Financing Collaborator Network, in 2016, the U.S. spent $3.2 trillion on healthcare - 17.7 percent of its gross domestic product. A major component of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was to change the way hospitals are paid, moving from a fee-for-service model based on volume to an outcomes model based on value. The goal of this new value based care model is to lower healthcare costs and improve quality and outcomes for patients. Despite bipartisan support for value-based care, under President Trump and a Republica...
In the last several years, Americans seem to have a renewed interest in the protections offered by the First Amendment. From speech restrictions on college campuses, to censorship on social media platforms, to concerns over the future of the free press, what constitutes free speech is now routinely under scrutiny by both the right and left.While many nations are devoted to the free expression of ideas, the United States is unique in that it "does so more often, more intensely, and more controversially than is true elsewhere.” How can we continue to promote and protect free speech? Join us for the 2017 City Club Annual Meeting as we consider the State of Free Speech. This special Friday Forum will begin at noon with a presentati...
In 2001, Bard College established one of the nation’s first public
early colleges in New York City and laid the groundwork for its national early
college network, now including programs in Newark, Baltimore, New Orleans, and
Cleveland. Based on knowledge gained through 50 years of success at Bard
College at Simon’s Rock, where students begin full-time college study at an
average age of 16, this model has demonstrated that early entry into college
leads to greater academic achievement, social resiliency, and career success,
especially for female, minority, and lower-income students. In addition to the Bard Early Colleges, there are now hundreds of early college programs in the United States,
supported by national and sta...