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Public Commentary

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Commentary from Community Leaders around the Baltimore Metropolitan Region.

Archive prior to October 2013

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Changing this World, One Student at a Time

May 16, 2017
Seth Sawyers/flickr

Teaching is hard work. Dr. Kaye Wise Whitehead tells us about the challenges she experienced as a Baltimore City public school teacher. 

Has Listening Gone Out of Favor?

May 9, 2017
Ky/flickr

Josh Fidler discuss how "oral gerrymandering" in public discourse has undermined institutions of civil society. 

Opioid Crisis

Apr 25, 2017

Chet Burrell on the drug abuse crisis of opioids and the steps taken to deter its growth.

An Expansion in Federal Contracts

Apr 18, 2017

Augie Chiasera comments on why Maryland businesses should be gearing up to take advantage of expanded federal contracting work. 

Closing the Gap

Apr 11, 2017
Jonna McKone

In this Public Commentary, Dr. Karsonya Wise Whitehead ("Dr. Kaye") reflects on the crisis in black education and provides ways to close the educational achievement gap. 

Debating the High Cost of Healthcare

Apr 10, 2017

Dr. Margaret Flowers shares this rebuttal commentary about why healthcare is so costly. 

Reward Vs. Likelihood

Apr 4, 2017
Seth Sawyers/flickr

We know that students who attend school regularly are more likely to graduate from high school, but imagine you are one of Baltimore’s young people who wakes up every morning faced with difficult decisions– will I go to school or do I have to watch a younger sibling so mom can go to work or maybe I have to go to work myself? It’s a tough choice. 

Sarah Hemminger, Thread co-founder and Chief Executive Officer has more on how a young person's brain evaluates reward and likelihood. 


Less is Disastrous

Mar 28, 2017

Josh Fidler on President Trump's healthcare overhaul and the possible effect on Maryland. 

Lifestyles and Healthcare

Mar 21, 2017

Chet Burrell on how the way we live our lives affects the healthcare options we seek.

Improving Baltimore's Image

Mar 14, 2017

In this commentary, Augie Chiasera talks about his work on an image and perception task force which will create an action plan for improving Baltimore's overall image.

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