It would be a wasted opportunity if our political leaders came back again in six months without a long-term plan about how to fund and improve the system.
A national dental care program is welcome news, but raises several ‘billion-dollar’ questions about how the program will work and what will be covered. Here are seven principles to guide decisions.
A food policy expert explains how school lunches changed during the COVID-19 pandemic and what’s wrong with going back to the normal system now.
Hurricane Michael left a jumbled mess of downed trees. Cleaning it up is even harder than it sounds, and now dead trees are burning.
After another devastating wildfire year in the West, the Biden administration has a plan to ramp up forest thinning and prescribed burns. Two foresters explain why these projects are so important.
The infrastructure bill being debated in Congress looks like a small but genuine down payment on a more climate-friendly transportation sector and electric power grid. What comes next is crucial.
The minutiae of bureaucratic policy and procedure perpetuates colonialism and undermined a fully Tŝilhqot’in-led pandemic response.
Satellites can already spot a new fire within minutes, but the information they beam back to Earth isn’t getting to everyone who needs it or used as well as it could be.
More than most other countries, the non-profit sector in Canada relies on government funding. Yet there is a shocking lack of transparency.
A proposed ‘historic’ investment in schools that serve low-income children would also give the federal government more power over America’s schools, a political scientist argues.
Rural health care will have to transform to survive.
US cities and states are responsible for the vast majority of K-12 funding.
Biden, Sanders, Warren and other candidates are calling for far more federal spending for schools in low-income areas.
Biden, Sanders, Warren and other candidates are calling for a substantial and unprecedented spending boost.
Australia relies on Indigenous people to meet our conservation goals, but they’re short-changed by federal funding.
If undocumented immigrants choose not to fill out the questionnaire, then the official population of several states would deflate, costing them House seats and federal funding.
An Obama administration veteran offers some insights from his experience about driving massive increases in clean energy.
Lots of academic scientists collaborate with federal employees and resources on their research projects. And at the moment they can’t. A climatologist explains the bind they’re in.
Yet the money spent on student loans, Pell Grants and funding for research is not generally keeping pace with the demand for higher ed.
Basic research can be easy to mock as pointless and wasteful of resources. But it’s very often the foundation for future innovation – even in ways the original scientists couldn’t have imagined.