Despite its birth as a nation conceived in principles of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, the struggle for equality in America has remained a disturbing constant in our history. Bill Moyers’ body of work addresses the fights for equality in race, gender and sexual orientation, and against the economic injustice that finds half of our citizens living at poverty level or worse. With the shows, specials, essays and talks below, see how far we’ve come and how far we still need to go.
Dig into the debate over dollars and cents in this interactive explainer, produced by Newsbound. Continue reading
Parties interested in creating a market-based system to replace public education are selling the false narrative that our public schools are obsolete and failing. They are not. Continue reading
Back then, and again now, we hear that the key to prosperity is getting government regulations out of businesses’ way. Continue reading
The DOE’s comprehensive civil rights survey revealed this and several other disturbing stats about racial inequality in our public schools.
Young people have every reason to feel detached from an array of major institutions that are no longer in tune with the problems that they face. Continue reading
The conservative assault on food stamps — authored by Reagan, updated by Ryan — is really an attack on the middle class. Continue reading
DC can’t find a permanent solution for its family homelessness crisis. Continue reading
We’d live in a very different world if we privileged well-being over growth. Continue reading
The Atlantic’s Ta-Nehisi Coates separates reality from fiction. Continue reading